Despite Tamil Nadu’s impressive toilet coverage, manually disposing of human excreta persists

By Seetha Gopalakrishnan “My mother used to head out with a basket full of ash every day. She would visit dry latrines in the area one by one, sprinkle the ash on the night soil, scoop it up and carry the excreta-filled basket on her head to dump the contents into a small tanker. This … More Despite Tamil Nadu’s impressive toilet coverage, manually disposing of human excreta persists

Eradicating manual scavenging: Safai Karamchari Commission’s 20-year lag in implementing law

By Jitendra Rathod* The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013 came into effect across India on 6th December, 2013. Meanwhile, honorable Supreme Court of India gave landmark judgment to identify and award compensation of Rs 10 lakh to dependents in deaths of sewerage workers who died while cleaning sewerage and … More Eradicating manual scavenging: Safai Karamchari Commission’s 20-year lag in implementing law

We all will have to commit ourselves to democratic rights and values to form a new civic society

By Gautam Thaker* A Convention of the concerned citizens committed to democratic ideology and harboring in their heart interest and well-being of the society at large, was held in Ahmedabad on September 9, 2016 which was attended by a large number of citizens. While addressing this civic democracy convention the senior solicitor Girish Patel had … More We all will have to commit ourselves to democratic rights and values to form a new civic society

Sanitation workers in Ahmedabad’s west zone are deprived permanent job and health facilities

A note  on the current agitation by Safai Karmacharis in Ahmedabad, prepared by Pratik Sinha: A joint press conference was held on Monday at the office of Jan Sangharsh Manch in Ahmedabad by Gujarat Mazdoor Sabha (GMS), Jan Sangharsh Manch (JSM) and Una Dalit Atyachar Ladat Samit (UDALS). Hiten Makwana, who is the leader of … More Sanitation workers in Ahmedabad’s west zone are deprived permanent job and health facilities

New edge to Dalit assertion couldn’t be imagined without young leadership which took charge

By Subhash Gatade* Image result for una struggle When I was born I was not a child I was a dream, a dream of revolt that my mother, oppressed for thousands of years , dreamt. Still it is untouched in my eyes Covered with wrinkles of thousand years, her face her eyes, two lakes overflowing … More New edge to Dalit assertion couldn’t be imagined without young leadership which took charge