During a visit to India, the UK Secretary of State for International Development, Mr Andrew Mitchell, has interacted with Dalit community members in a village in Madhya Pradesh.
Manual scavengers from across India gathered at a mass rally in New Delhi Monday 1 November and demanded immediate government action to end manual scavenging once and for all, rehabilitate former manual scavengers and apologise for decades of suffering imposed on this group.
A march – or ‘yatra’ - for the eradication of manual scavenging in India was launched on 29 September. During the next few weeks, buses will carry campaigners from five different corners of India to the capital.
More than 100,000 viewers have watched the powerful short documentary ‘I’m Dalit how are you?’ on Youtube.
Maila Mukti Yatra - a march against the practice of manual scavenging – was completed in four Indian states during a 25-day period in November and December 2009.
Dalit children in Gujarat will protest against being forced to clean toilets and septic tanks at the upcoming rally against manual scavenging, organized by Grassroots Dalit organization Navsarjan.
The campaign to end manual scavenging by the 2010 Commonwealth Games just got a push from a recent Supreme Court Decision, holding Government appointed District Collectors responsible for not eradicating the demeaning and hazardous practice.
On the World Day for Decent Work (Tuesday 7 October) Dalit Solidarity Network UK launched the ‘Foul Play’ campaign to demand the end of the human rights abuse of manual scavenging. Around 1.3 million […]