Category Archives: Manual Scavenging

Question the mindset, structures and state to abolish caste and manual scavenging: Bezawada Wilson’s talk in IIT Madras

Bezawada Wilson, co-founder of Safai Karamchari Andolan and magsaysay award winner delivered a lecture on occasion of National Service Scheme(NSS) Foundation Day on 26th September at IIT Madras. Safai Karamchari Andolan continues to work tirelessly to organise workers and abolish … Continue reading

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National Strike 2016: Unions court arrest in Chengalpet

About 500 workers gathered for a Mariyal Por (road roko) at Chengalpet bus stand on the morning of September 2nd. Workers from a variety of sectors attended the protest, which included auto drivers, transport workers, conservancy workers, employees of electricity … Continue reading

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“STOP KILLING US” Manual Scavengers reach New Delhi demanding apology from Indian State

Bhim Yatra concludes at Jantar Mantar after four months of campaigning across India (with inputs and photos from Sanjeev Kumar, Delhi Solidarity Group) Bhim Yatra 2016, that began in Assam on 10th December 2015 reached Delhi on 13th April 2016 … Continue reading

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Bhim Yatra in Tamil Nadu

A compilation of reports from Bhim Yatra on its journey through Tamil Nadu between 13th to 17th January 2016. Bhim Yatra. Safai Karamchari Andolan is conducting a national bus yatra to commemorate 125th Birth Centenary of Babasaheb Ambedkar and to … Continue reading

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Four workers killed in Chennai exposing Government apathy to end Manual Scavenging

(This is a report filed by students of MIDS, Chennai who had gone to investigate the incident) On 19th Jan, 2016 Safai Karamchari Andolan (SKA), who is on Nationwide Bhim Yatra, notified students and activists of Chennai about the killing … Continue reading

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Bhim Yatra: Safai Karamchari’s demand liberation from manual scavenging

On 14th Jan 2016, members of Bhim Yatra, organized a protest in Chennai against the continued prevalence of manual scavenging in Tamilnadu and demanded that this work be abolished and manual scavengers be rehabilitated through occupational training, financial assistance and … Continue reading

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