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Towards Genocide: Upper Caste Policy Over Manual Scavengers

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  Rajanikanta Gochhayat Manual scavenging, a caste based occupation imposed on certain Dalit communities under the division of labour in the Hindu caste system, means not only picking up night soil from dry latrines but also extends its tentacles to those working on railway tracks, manholes, public toilets, sewage, and even those working with protective …

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Conference on The Scourge of Scavenging: Revisiting the Question of Sanitation/Scavenging/Scavengers

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  [Via Dr. B. Ravichandran] The Scourge of Scavenging: Revisiting the Question of Sanitation/Scavenging/ScavengersDate: 08-Nov-2017 to 10-Nov-2017Event Type: National SeminarVenue of Event: Seminar Hall, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies.Last date for abstract: August 15th 2017 Concept Note  India has been consistently critiqued, locally and globally, for its inability to ban the inhuman practice of manually …

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Project Heartland 5: Swachh Bharat: Plight and Assertion of Valmikis

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  Pratik Parmar Project Heartland captures the struggle of people from marginalised communities, mainly Dalits in Gujarat. It shows the courage and determination of Dalit women and men to assert for their rights despite all odds. By capturing these stories of struggle, Project Heartland wants these brave people to be known, recognised and be seen …

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The Unclean Politics behind Swachh Bharat

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  Ravi Chandran The Swachh Bharat (Clean India) campaign has raised a few critiques questioning the credibility of the campaign. Most of the debates are responses to the pictures where Mr. Narendra Modi is shown holding a broom and posing for pictures. This article is a small response to the proposed programme. Brief Outline The …