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Indian maids in struggle for equality

2 April 2013 Last updated at 12:27 BST

Domestic workers in India often work long hours for several employers, but they are not recognised under the country's labour laws.

They are not usually entitled to paid holidays, pensions and other perks that workers might normally expect.

Now some groups are calling on the government to do more to protect them, as Yogita Limaye reports.