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Jun 25, 2019
Monsoon Session of Parliament: D Raja criticises Narendra Modi for silence over deaths of sanitation workers in GujaratD Raja of the Communist Party of India (CPI) claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not uttered a word on the death of workers cleaning sewers in Gujarat.
Jun 16, 2019
India's manual scavengers: Media must be used more effectively to spread awareness; popular faces should use influence for social causeEfforts of various bodies help spread awareness about manual scavenging, but the stereotype associated with the profession needs even more prominence to inspire outrage and action against the occupation.
Jun 15, 2019
Seven, including four sanitation workers, die of suffocation while cleaning septic tank of Vadodara hotel; owner booked for negligenceSeven people, including four sanitation workers, died in Gujarat's Vadodara while cleaning a septic tank on Friday. They are believed to have suffocated to death while cleaning the septic tank outside a hotel in Dabhoi taluk.
Jun 11, 2019
India's manual scavengers: Ugly truths of unsanitary sanitation work an open secret, law needs better enforcementThe perils of manual scavenging will stay unaddressed in India till the casteist attitude of washing their feet or trying to fix this problem from an economic perspective alone remain.
May 28, 2019
Menstrual Hygiene Day: Chennai sanitation workers bear brunt of improperly disposed padsWhile menstruation itself continues to be a taboo subject, unhygienic use and disposal of sanitary pads — especially in metropolitan cities like Chennai — is slowly exacting a toll on not only the environment but also human lives.
Mar 04, 2019
The Valmiki community's protest against empty political gestures — and an oppressive occupationFor many centuries, the Valmiki community has suffered oppression and been deprived of opportunities because of a caste-ordained occupation — cleaning sewers and human waste
Oct 02, 2018
Manual scavenging in India doesn't need denial and politicised narrative on solutions, but sanitation policy reformsDespite a law stressing not only eradication of manual scavenging but also rehabilitation of families dependent on the job, septic tanks have turned into death beds for many young men in India.
Sep 15, 2018
Narendra Modi followed Mahatma Gandhi in honouring those working towards keeping India clean, says Piyush GoyalNarendra Modi had followed the path shown by Mahatma Gandhi by honouring those who worked towards keeping the country clean, railway minister Piyush Goyal said.
Sep 10, 2018
Five sanitation workers die after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning sewer tank in Delhi's Moti Nagar areaFive sanitation workers died allegedly after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning a sewer near DLF flats in Moti Nagar area. The incident took place on Sunday afternoon when all the five people aged between 22 and 30 years went to clean the sewer.
Jul 20, 2018
Three sanitation workers die of suffocation while cleaning a tank in Meerut factory owned by BSP leader's brotherThree sanitation workers died of suffocation on Thursday in Meerut while they were cleaning a tank at a factory owned by former BSP MP Haji Shahid Akhlaq's brother.