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After Rahul's speech, govt announces schemes for manual scavengers
India

After Rahul's speech, govt announces schemes for manual scavengers

A day after Rahul Gandhi voiced his concern about manual scavengers, government today announced a slew of measures including houses to them under Indira Awas Yojana and loans with lesser interest rate for the self-help groups run by women liberated from the age-old practice.

How Parliament has helped manual scavengers restore their dignity
India

How Parliament has helped manual scavengers restore their dignity

For those who have been socially ostracised for being manual scavengers, Parliament's passage of the anti-manual scavenging has given them a fresh start.

SC to examine through manual scavenging legislation
India

SC to examine through manual scavenging legislation

Parliament's approval to the Bill banning manual scavenging will come in for scrutiny of the Supreme Court which will examine the bill's contents.

Lok Sabha passes bill to prohibit manual scavenging
Politics

Lok Sabha passes bill to prohibit manual scavenging

Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Kumari Selja moved the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012 in the Lok Sabha. It was passed after a short discussion.

'Those who unfurl flag on I-day don’t consider manual scavengers citizens of India'
India

'Those who unfurl flag on I-day don’t consider manual scavengers citizens of India'

The almost three-decade long Safai Karmachari Andolan stands testament to the indefensible apathy of our political class and governments to the plight of manual scavengers.

Cabinet approves committee on manual scavenging eradication bill
Politics

Cabinet approves committee on manual scavenging eradication bill

The Cabinet approved some amendments in the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012, which also included making adequate protective arrangements for workers cleaning septic tanks to save them from any bodily harm.

Centre mulling law to prevent diversion of SC/ST funds: Selja
India

Centre mulling law to prevent diversion of SC/ST funds: Selja

Expressing serious concern over diversion of funds meant for welfare of SCs and STs, Union Social Justice and Empower Minister Kumari Selja today said the Centre is considering a law to check it

Govt okays amendments to manual scavenging eradication bill
India

Govt okays amendments to manual scavenging eradication bill

The Standing Committee reported to the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in March 2013 and this bill will now be introduced in Parliament.

Delhi becomes first state to ban manual scavenging
India

Delhi becomes first state to ban manual scavenging

The Chief Minister made the announcement while addressing a function organised by Delhi Commission for Safai Karamcharis.

Manual scavenging a result of caste system: Speaker Meira Kumar
India

Manual scavenging a result of caste system: Speaker Meira Kumar

Terming manual scavenging as "despicable", Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Monday called on society to cleanse its mindset to get rid of such practices.

Can the Indian Railways stop asking others to clean its shit?
Breaking Views

Can the Indian Railways stop asking others to clean its shit?

The disregard of our establishment to the issue, that makes our country look like a shit-hole to the rest of the world, is not new: manual scavenging has been banned in India by law for 19 years now, but the country cannot live without this vulgarity.

Why no law to ban manual scavenging yet, SC asks Centre
India

Why no law to ban manual scavenging yet, SC asks Centre

The government, said it would soon be able to enact the law as the bill has already been introduced in Parliament and is pending before a Standing Committee of Social Justice and Empowerment.

SC pulls up official for failing to end manual scavenging
India

SC pulls up official for failing to end manual scavenging

The Supreme Court pulled up the Haridwar district magistrate for not taking action for abolishing the practise and to rehabilitate manual scavengers in the district.

PM promises new law to end 'repulsive' manual scavenging
India

PM promises new law to end 'repulsive' manual scavenging

The Prime Minister said the government would provide opportunities to those engaged in manual scavenging to begin their lives afresh.

New law to wipe out manual scavenging?
India

New law to wipe out manual scavenging?

Admitting to shortcomings in existing laws to eradicate manual scavenging, government today said it would bring a new legislation with more stringent provisions for eliminating the scourge.

Delay in manual scavenging act: Why we must all be ashamed
India

Delay in manual scavenging act: Why we must all be ashamed

Firstpost spoke to Wilson Bezwada, founder and national convener of the Safai Karamchari Andolan, dedicated to eradicating manual scavenging in India, on the role of laws in this movement and why the government cannot be wished away.

Govt betrays promise, Parl agenda mum on manual scavenging
India

Govt betrays promise, Parl agenda mum on manual scavenging

Despite promises made to the Supreme Court and actor Aamir Khan, the government doesn't seem likely to pass the law banning manual scavenging in this session of Parliament.

Govt to take stock of manual scavengers
India

Govt to take stock of manual scavengers

States have informed the Centre that they don't have the "problem" of manual scavenging but the latest Census suggests otherwise and the Government is trying to find out their numbers.

Aamir meets PM to discuss manual scavenging issue
Entertainment

Aamir meets PM to discuss manual scavenging issue

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Social Welfare Minister Mukul Wasnik to highlight the concerns of manual scavengers in the country.

After Aamir Khan, protesters too demand end to manual scavenging
India

After Aamir Khan, protesters too demand end to manual scavenging

Among other things, the scavengers are demanding alternate and dignified jobs, decent housing and education.