Emerging issues of Sanitation Workers and Manual Scavengers


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Manual Scavenging

Manual Scavenging

The second picture in: www.pacsindia.org/projects/advocacy-and-...is-manual-scavenging, the subline of which reads “A female manual scavenger carries out her work, emptying a dry latrine in Lucknow district, Uttar Pradesh,” is the sight which can be found in the rural areas of Sindh province, Pakistan.

Look at the picture carefully, the woman covers her nostrils with the “dupatta” she is wearing. And, she is working with bare hands, her feet are uncovered. This is exactly the situation here. Called Dalit in India, here they are called as “bhangies.”

The blog says that the practice is illegal in India. According to my knowledge, that is not the case here.

I feel sad for these human beings. It is pity that they have to perform such a job.

F H Mughal
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