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Sep 19, 2017
Video Volunteers: The Unsung Heroes of the 2017 Mumbai FloodThousands 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 individuals, directly or indirectly, to manually clean sewers without protective gears or other cleaning equipment is a punishable criminal offence. And yet this blatant criminal practice continues with impunity. Nana Kale is among the thousands of migrant workers who get brought into the city by contractors at the meagre wage of 300 rupees per day. Not only do they not have protective gear, they are also responsible for their own medical costs if they happen to get injured or fall ill.
Jul 15, 2017
Manual scavenging is a contravention of human rights: Madras High Courtmanual 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
May 04, 2017
UN reviews human rights in India: Excessive use of force in Kashmir, violence against minorities among key issuesThe UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) has flagged a number of issues, including excessive use of force in Jammu and Kashmir, caste-based violence and violence against minorities and criminalisation of same-sex relations
Dec 20, 2016
Wiping out manual scavenging top priority of Modi govt: Amit ShahWiping out the "curse" of manual scavenging is the "top most priority" of the Centre, BJP President Amit Shah said on Tuesday.
Aug 17, 2016
Ahead of Raksha Bandhan, 10 widows to tie 'rakhi' to PM ModiAhead of Raksha Bandhan, several widows and manual scavengers tied rakhi to 50 upper-caste pundits and Sanskrit scholars at the century-old Gopinath temple
Aug 15, 2016
Independence Day reality check: Manual scavenging kills four in HyderabadThat the tragedy occurred just 36 hours before the nation turned 70 only emphasises that India@70 is still inside a manhole.
Jul 27, 2016
Bezwada Wilson wins Magsaysay Award: Meet the real Swachh Bharat activistA Dalit born into a family of manual scavengers in in Karnataka, Wilson had seen his parents clean toilets as a boy.
Jun 03, 2016
Implement amended Atrocities Act in letter and spirit, Centre tells statesThe Centre urged all states and Union territories to sincerely implement the law to curb incidents of atrocities against Scheduled Castes.
Jun 01, 2016
Manual scavenging persists in various parts despite govt ban on it: GehlotUnion Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction over states not taking enough interest in eradicating manual scavenging.
May 27, 2016
Manual scavenging may be prohibited but continues unhindered in IndiaIt is a criminal, non-bailable act, but “manual scavenging” continues unhindered in India.