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Jun 10, 2019
India's manual scavengers: Instead of focusing on 'disgusting practice', it's time to discuss worker who dies anonymously cleaning our filthUntil 1993, different governments employed manual scavengers to remove human filth from every house. Widely referred to as dry latrines, people defecated in a bucket and this bucket was later removed by municipal servants who were called manual scavengers. Though this is officially banned, it still continues.
Jun 25, 2018
Case registered after labourer dies falling into manhole in Mumbai's Kurla area; BMC initiates inquiryA 24-year-old labourer from Rajasthan died after falling into a 15-feet deep manhole in Kurla in Mumbai on Friday night. The incident reportedly took place around 10.30 pm, according to media reports.
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.