Why could the bangle-makers not organise themselves into a co-operative?

The bangle makers cannot escape the vicious circle of exploitation by middlemen, money lenders, police and bureaucrats. They fear that organising themselves into cooperative might be treated as being illegal. They are scared of being hauled up and beaten by the police. In addition to the miseries, they also have to face many caste-related stigmas. The bangle makers cannot escape their lineage. Years of exploitation has left them timid. This is why there are no leaders who would raise their problems.

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