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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay applauds Indian movement to eradicate ‘manual scavenging’

GENEVA (31 January 2013) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay today welcomed the strong movement that has been developing over the past few months in India to eradicate the practice known as ‘manual scavenging’ which, because… Continue Reading →

The Disgusting Stench of Incredible India

Nupur Sonar, Tehelka Magazine, January 24, 2013, Issue: 5, Volume: 10   Clean-up or cover-up? A ‘safai karmachari’ at the Old Delhi Railway Station Photo: Shailendra Pandey The railways still engages manual labourers to clean human excreta from its tracks. Does this shock… Continue Reading →

#Inda- Burying democracy in human waste

January 8, 2013 Prabha Sridevan, The Hindu Every day that the practice of manual scavenging continues is another day that negates the right to a life of dignity for those still forced to engage in this demeaning work The Supreme Court had… Continue Reading →

#India- Mobile Campaign for Total Eradication of Manual Scavenging

Dear Friends,   Greetings from Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan and Jan Sahas!!   Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan started national wide march “Maila Mukti Yatra” for total eradication of manual scavenging from 30th November 2012 from Bhopal. It aims at covering 18 states, 200 districts… Continue Reading →

States list manual scavengers as “dead”

21 November 2012 , By Priscilla Jebaraj , The Hindu Geeta Devi’s neat Hindi signature is written below her photograph – a shy-looking woman with a dupatta covering her head – in an affidavit duly notarised in Haridwar last month…. Continue Reading →

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