कभी मैला ढोने वाली महिलाओं ने संगम में लगायी डुबकी

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  सिर पर मैला ढोने की प्रथा खत्म करने की मांग के बीच इस पेशे से जुड़ी रही करीब 100 महिलाओं ने संगम में पवित्र स्नान किया. महाकुंभ में हिस्सा लेने आए श्रद्धालुओं के साथ भोजन किया और कई कार्यक्रमों में शिरकत की. राजस्थान के अलवर और टोंक जिलों से ये महिलाएं गैर-सरकारी संगठन सुलभ… Read more »

Caste no bar at Kumbh

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  Attended by many thousands, massive melas prove that Hindu religion is not as rigid as it is made out to be Religious congregations on a huge scale, such as the Kumbh Mela, the Magh Mela and the Sagar Mela, underline the point that Hindu society is far less casteist or rigid than Hindu-baiters and… Read more »

Outcasts for years, Kumbh gives them a new lease of life

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  Allahabad Thirty-three-year-old Usha from Hajuri Gait in Alwar (Rajasthan) had not known any work other than scavenging. For that matter, neither her mother, nor her in-laws and even her husband had done any other work. They belonged to the community of manual scavengers who were always kept at a distance, even their shadows were… Read more »

Breaking dirty shackles, they take a dip at Sangam

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Former conservancy workers ecstatic about mingling with seers Breaking the shackles of tradition, around 100 women — formerly engaged in manual scavenging — on Thursday took a dip in the holy Sangam and later joined seers in performing rituals at the ongoing Maha Kumbh Mela. The women, from Rajasthan’s Alwar and Tonk districts, walked in… Read more »

Seers break bread with freed women scavengers

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SANGAM (ALLAHABAD): The egalitarian spirit behind the Mahakumbh was on full display on Thursday as freed scavengers (night soil carriers), known as 'untouchables' for ages, took a holy dip at the Sangam, performed puja, and shared meals with top seers and saints.  For these 100-odd women from Rajasthan's Alwar and Tonk districts, it was more… Read more »

History scripted: Over 100 scavengers take holy dipscripted-over-100-scavengers-take-holy-dip

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  Kumbh Nagar (Allahabad): On the banks of Ganga and Yamuna, history was written silently and unobtrusively on Thursday when around 100 scavengers performed puja and took a holy dip at Sangam. Scavengers, termed untouchables, by the high priests of Hindu religion, were brought from Alwar and Tonk districts of Rajasthan by social reformer Dr Bindeshwar… Read more »

Kumbh: 100 Former Manual Scavengers Take Holy Dip

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  Amid vehement demands for eradicating the scourge of manual scavenging, 100 women formerly involved in the occupation today took a holy dip in the Sangam and participated in functions organised at the ongoing Maha Kumbh here. The former scavengers, hailing from Alwar and Tonk districts of Rajasthan, have been brought by Sulabh International founder… Read more »