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Sewer deaths: Delhi High Court summons civic bodies' heads
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Sewer workers' deaths: HC calls civic bodies' heads to court

Taking a strong view of the recent deaths of manual scavengers, Delhi High Court today directed the heads of all civic bodies in the national capital to be present before it on September 18 to explain how such activity was going on despite being prohibited ... Deccan Herald, 1 month ago

Despite ban, manual scavenging 'privately' thrives in Delhi

Toxic fumes inside gutters and sewers have snuffed out seven lives in the national capital within a month, but agencies are busy passing the buck, or washing hands off by pinning the blame on private contractors. Bezwada Wilson, the national convener of the ...
 Business Standard1 month ago
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Manual scavenging -- a national shame

While India is going in a great path towards becoming digital India there are some things which are shame to our nation. One of it is the manual scavenging. Manual scavenging is a caste-based occupation involving the removal of untreated human excreta from bucket toilets or pit latrines that has been officially abolished by law as a dehumanizing practice. It involves moving the excreta, using brooms and tin plates, into baskets, which the workers carry to disposal locations sometimes several ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Do not engage manual scavengers: HC asks Centre, TN govt

Holding that manual scavenging was prima facie a contravention of human rights and the right to live with dignity as per the Constitution, the Madras High Court today directed the Centre and the Tamil Nadu government to ensure that there was no engagement of ...
 Business Standard2 months ago

Video Volunteers: The Unsung Heroes of the 2017 Mumbai Flood

Thousands of migrant workers are employed by the BMC for the pre-monsoon cleanup every year. But they are made to work illegally in inhumane conditions. Under the Prohibition of Employment of Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act of 2013, employing ...
 First Post.com4 days ago
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Sanitation workers death: Authority seeks cops' report

Following the death of four workers due to toxic fumes while cleaning a septic tank in south Delhi's Ghitorni area last week, the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (NCSK) has sought a report from the Delhi Police and the municipal body regarding the ...
 DNA2 months ago Sanitation workers' death: NCSK seeks report from Delhi Police  Business Standard2 months ago
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