Tag Archives: Manual Scavenging

Violence against ‘Kakoos’ Director exposes growing Hindutva-Caste nexus in Tamilnadu

In the last two weeks, Divya Bharati, director of Kakkoos, has been facing intense harassment over thousands of phone calls threatening rape, acid attacks and murder. FIRs have been filed against her in at least twelve different places in Tamil … Continue reading

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The shit is in the brains of casteist society

Comrade Divya’s movie premiered on 26th February in MMPreview theatre in Chennai. The viewer enters the movie with unease — it is called ‘Kakkoos’ after all.  But very soon into the movie, the initial unease pales. The viewer is treated … Continue reading

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Abolition of Manual Scavenging and Civil Society’s Responsibility:A discussion by Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle, Chennai

Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle, Chennai, organized a public discussion on ‘Abolition of Manual Scavenging’ on November 1st, focusing on the role and responsibilities of civil society in eradicating this persistent form of injustice that prevails in our society. ‘Manual Scavenging’ … Continue reading

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Filthy Report – Report on manual scavenging and contract workers in JNU Campus

While institutions such as JNU are bedrock of alternate politics much needed in the onslaught of conservative neoliberalism and fascism, the plight of manual workers in these campuses bespeak the glaring gaps in translation of these active politics into the … Continue reading

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Indian Railways and the Scourge of Manual Scavenging

Abishek Saha and Sarah Hafeez (Students at Asian College of Journalism)  “They think we are dirt because we clean their dirt.”—Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand. Waking up at dawn everyday and going to clean up someone’s excreta is not an … Continue reading

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Interviews with Unions and Activists on Manual Scavenging

Abhishek Saha and Sarah Hafeez, Asian College of Journalism interview Deepti Sukumar, Suppurajan and Samuel Sathyaseelan on the new act of Manual Scavenging. Deepthi Sukumar on the practice of manual scavenging in Tamil Nadu Suppurajan, joint secretary of Railway Contract … Continue reading

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