India: Untouchables swim alongside Brahmins during the Maha Kumbh Mela

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India: Untouchables swim alongside Brahmins during the Maha Kumbh Mela Broken taboo Allahabad (India), February 9, 2013 (APIC) One hundred members of a caste of untouchables in India have participated in the February 7, 2013 ritual bath of the Maha Kumbh Mela alongside the caste Hindu priests "top" of Brahmins. The gigantic celebration is taking place… Read more »

Shit Reamers allowed on festival hold hands of priests

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On the Indian festival Kumbh Mela is all broken traditions: women of the caste human feces cleanup, along with high-ranking priests perform various rituals. That is very unusual in India, where even the shadow of untouchables sometimes still shunned by people from a higher caste. The initiative comes from Bindeshwar Pathak, a man who has long… Read more »

Sociologists Tout Embracing Sanitation As Sub-Discipline

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  SOCIOLOGISTS in the Indian subcontinent have unanimously agreed to introduce sociology of sanitation as a new subdiscipline at national and global level. The Sulabh International founder, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, told the 'Daily News' that he felt that there was need for a new sub-discipline of sociologists because of the growing interest the world is… Read more »

Overview: Mama Josephine Mushumbusi his youth owafadhili training related to sanitation in India

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  Co-Chadema Secretary General, Mama Josephine's Mushumbusi tofafanua topic in ongoing training in New Delhi, India. Mama Josephine Mushumbusi , whose commitment, scored a trip to India, where he found some which ingewafaa Tanzanian education. He was not selfish, he did not call his relatives instead went Singida, Tunduma, Ubungo, Bunju and Mwanjelwa, he gathered several Tanzanians and… Read more »

In India, the lowest class still shovels other people’s feces

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  The Indian Supreme Court expressed concern at the delay in passing a bill to ban manual scavenging. The Indian Supreme Court expressed concern on Tuesday at the delay in passing a bill that would ban manual scavenging. The bench told Attorney General G.E. Vahanvati, "They [manual scavengers] are marginalized and Parliament needs to take… Read more »

There’s a greater need for toilets than temples

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  FOUR essentials —  temples, toilets, tablets (computers)  and tap water — are unrelated. But in India, they are. Their uneven availability affects the human development indicators. Straight-talking minister Jairam Ramesh has sparked a debate saying there are more temples in India than toilets. He is right. Facts, established in the United Nation's Human Development… Read more »

Sulabh – Top Player at World Toilet Summit

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  DURBAN – Extending its footprint in the field of low-cost sanitation outside India, Indian NGO Sulabh International Dec 5 said it will expand its operations to 15 African countries, including South Africa, to improve their sanitation facilities. Addressing sanitation experts from across the world during the three-day ‘World Toilet Summit’ here, Sulabh founder Bindeshwar… Read more »

Sulabh to build 200 toilets around Gandhi’s house in S Africa

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  In order to provide proper sanitation facilities in parts of South Africa, NGO Sulabh International will construct 200 toilets and a training school around Mahatma Gandhi's Phoenix settlement in Durban. "Sulabh International will open a vocational training school for the poor and marginalised people who are living around Mahatma Gandhi's famous Phoenix settlement at… Read more »

Sulabh to build 200 toilets around Gandhi’s house in S Africa

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NEW DELHI: In order to provide proper sanitation facilities in parts of South Africa, NGO Sulabh International will construct 200 toilets and a training school around Mahatma Gandhi's Phoenix settlement in Durban.  "Sulabh International will open a vocational training school for the poor and marginalised people who are living around Mahatma Gandhi's famous Phoenix settlement at Durban where the Father of the… Read more »