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Nowhere In The World People Sent To Gas Chambers To Die, Says Supreme Court On Manual Scavenging
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Nowhere In The World People Sent To Gas Chambers To Die, Says Supreme Court On Manual Scavenging

A Supreme Court bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra questioned Centre’s Attorney General K K Venugopal, as to why proper protective gear like mask and oxygen cylinders were not being provided to people engaged in manual scavenging ...
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Manual Scavenging News Uttar Pradesh

30 km From Delhi, 5 Men Die While Cleaning A Sewer

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a compensation of Rs. 10 lakh each for the family members of the workers who died, a government statement said ...
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Heroes Of Swachh India: Fighting To Abolish The Dehumanising Practice Of Manual Scavenging, Bezwada Wilson Says ‘No One Should Clean Excreta By Hand Just For Roti’
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Heroes Of Swachh India: Fighting To Abolish The Dehumanising Practice Of Manual Scavenging, Bezwada Wilson Says ‘No One Should Clean Excreta By Hand Just For Roti’

A country free from manual scavenging is the dream that Ramon Magsaysay Award-winning human right activist Bezwada Wilson has for India, as he continues to fight to free manual scavengers from the inhumane working conditions 20 years after the practice was legally abolished ...
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Safai Karamcharis Commission To Delhi Government: Despite 200 Sewer Cleaning Machines Why Are Sanitation Workers Dying?
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Safai Karamcharis Commission To Delhi Government: Despite 200 Sewer Cleaning Machines Why Are Sanitation Workers Dying?

In a letter to Delhi chief secretary Vijay Dev, National Commission for Safai Karamcharis (sanitation workers) asked for the reason behind deaths due to manual scavenging in the national capital, despite the purchase of 200 sewer cleaning machines ...
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Manual Scavenging: Delhi Considers Robots For Sewer Cleaning, Delhi Minister To Meet Kerala Based Engineers For Demo
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Manual Scavenging: Delhi Considers Robots For Sewer Cleaning, Delhi Minister To Meet Kerala Based Engineers For Demo

The Social Justice Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam has announced that he would be meeting engineers from the IT company, Genrobotics, for a "live demo of the sewer cleaning robots," in a bid to end manual scavenging ...
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Sanitation Workers' Body Bats For Mechanised Sewer Cleaning, Urges All States To Ban Manual Scavenging
Gujarat Manual Scavenging News

Sanitation Workers’ Body Bats For Mechanised Sewer Cleaning, Urges All States To Ban Manual Scavenging

Taking note of the several deaths during manual sewer cleaning, National Commission for Safai Karamcharis said that most sanitation workers are into the profession for generations and find it difficult to get other jobs and so introducing mechanised cleaning can help them becoming self-employed ...
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#StopKillingUs: Death Of Seven Due To Manual Scavenging In Gujarat Sparks Anger, Agitated Twitteratis Ask For Justice
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Manual Scavenging: Death Of Seven In Gujarat Sparks Angry Reactions On Social Media

Seven people, including four sanitation workers died after inhaling toxic fumes inside a manhole in a hotel in Gujarat ...
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801 Workers Died Cleaning Sewers In Country Since 1993, Says National Commission for Safai Karamcharis
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801 Workers Died Cleaning Sewers In Country Since 1993, Says National Commission for Safai Karamcharis

The National Commission for Safai Karamcharis chief noted that although manual scavenging had been stopped in many states, including Himachal Pradesh, 34,859 manual scavengers still existed in other states, including Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh ...
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The commission said it has taken suo motu cognisance of 34 incidents related to manual scavenging menace in the recent past
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Curse On Society That People Still Dying Cleaning Sewage, Says National Human Rights Commission’s Chief

At the National Human Rights Commission's open forum on the issues and challenges of manual scavenging and human rights, NHRC chief justice, H L Dattu expressed serious concern over the continuance of the practice in the country ...
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801 Workers Died Cleaning Sewers In Country Since 1993, Says National Commission for Safai Karamcharis
Delhi Manual Scavenging News

“No One Helped Us”: Family Of Labourers Who Died In Delhi Septic Tank

"When I looked into the septic tank, I saw that all the five persons were lying there. I started shouting, but nobody came to rescue," wife of one of the victims said ...
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Mr. Wilson launched the hashtag #StopKillingUs on Twitter and demanded government help workers find jobs that give them dignity
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In A First, Manual Scavengers Release A Manifesto Ahead Of The Lok Sabha Elections

The Safai Karamchari Andolan has released a manifesto demanding dignity for the manual scavengers as part of Article 21 of Right to Life ...
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Demeaning, Illegal, Lethal Yet Prevalent: Manual Scavenging Continues Despite Being Banned 25 Years Ago

The practice of manual scavenging has been outlawed since 1993 but despite the 25 year ban, the manual scavengers still exist in large numbers, here’s how the practice fares as of today ...
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