No more ‘untouchables’: Manual scavengers to take holy dip at Maha Kumbh

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Allahabad: In a break from tradition, liberated manual scavenger women, earlier regarded as untouchables, would join top priests in performing rituals at the confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna and the mythological Saraswati at the Kumbh Mela. Around 100 former scavenger women from Rajsthan's Alwar and Tonk districts would get an opportunity of taking holy… Read more »

Liberated manual scavengers to take part in Kumbh rituals

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ALLAHABAD: In a break from tradition, liberated manual scavenger women, earlier regarded as untouchables, would join top priests in performing rituals at the confluence of the Ganga, the Yamuna and the mythological Saraswati at the Kumbh Mela.  Around 100 former scavenger women from Rajsthan's Alwar and Tonk districts would get an opportunity of taking holy dip at… Read more »

We should study sociology of sanitation: Academics

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New Delhi: In a bid to better understand how the division between the sacred and the profane works out among social groups in India, a group of academics has recommended that the " sociology of sanitation" be studied at college and university. The academics said the sociology of sanitation could be a sub-discipline within sociology at undergraduate, postgraduate and… Read more »

दिमागी सफाई के बिना अधूरा है स्वच्छता अभियान: मीरा

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संपूर्ण स्वच्छता अभियान यानि खुले में शौच प्रथा को समाप्त करने का लक्ष्य तभी पूरा होगा, जब लोग अपने दिमाग की गंदगी को साफ करेंगे। देश में जातिवादी व्यवस्था के तहत एक जाति विशेष को स्वच्छता की जिम्मेदारी सौंप दी गई है। इससे अन्य सभी लोग यह मानकर यहां-वहां गंदगी करते हैं क्योंकि सफाई करने… Read more »

Need to end manual scavenging: Speaker

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  Describing manual scavenging as despicable, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Monday lamented that caste system and untouchability had given rise to this practice. Inaugurating a two-day national conference of “Sociology of Sanitation: Environmental Sanitation, Public Health and Social Deprivation” here, the Speaker emphasised the need to end this practice. “Unless society cleanses its… Read more »

Manual scavenging

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New Delhi, 28 Jan: A Bill prohibiting manual scavenging can be passed in the Budget Session if Parliament exhibits its resolve to eliminate this “despicable” practice, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said here today. “I urge the Parliament to support the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill,” he said at a… Read more »

Manual scavenging must be banned: Meira Kumar

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Jairam Ramesh bats for Bill pending in Parliament Describing manual scavenging as despicable, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said caste system and untouchability have given rise to such a practice in the county.  Addressing a 2-day national workshop on Sociology of Sanitation – Environmental Sanitation, Public Health and Social Deprivations on Wednesday, Meira Kumar said… Read more »