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Why and How the Government Fails to Remove Caste-Based Manual Scavenging in India!

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Ajay Rahulwad Introduction Manual scavenging is a caste-ridden occupation done by manual scavengers, workers who clean human excreta manually, meaning, with hands. If one would want to understand why these workers have to do this job, one has to look at its genesis in the caste-based occupational stratification in India. It is said that, “All …

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Appeal from Chithralekha Rehabilitation Committee

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  Chithralekha Punaradhivasa Committee Kannur 2 Since 25th October 2014, for the last 77 days1, Chithralekha and her family have been on a constant day-and-night strike in front of the Kannur collectorate for her right to work and earn her livelihood, and demanding that social justice be dispensed.  This legitimate strike has garnered the support …

Atrocities

Preliminary Report: National Tribunal – Violence Against Dalit Women

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  National Tribunal – Violence Against Dalit Women Introduction  “Hindu Society as such does not exist. It is only a collection of castes. Each caste is conscious of its existence. Its survival is the be-all and end-all of its existence.” Babasaheb Ambedkar, Annihilation of Caste, 1937. A caste society is inherently violent in nature and this …