It is not as though people don’t know that septic tanks and manholes are deathtraps, yet manual scavenging continues.
“Living standards have fallen, joblessness and job insecurity has increased, and the country’s self-reliance is threatened by your government’s policies.”
The draft, prepared by a group of eminent citizens, also envisages non-heterosexual marriage.
Divya Bharathi and her supporters wonder if the timing and very public nature of her arrest were meant to intimidate her into silence on the subject of manual scavenging.
While the government has said it wants to end manual scavenging, budgetary allocations for rehabilitation and better technologies are declining.
A report prepared by a group of civil society organisations has painted a bleak picture of governance and social justice in the country.
Over 175 prominent citizens have signed a statement asking Vice President Hamid Ansari to intervene on the “illegitimate” use of money Bills by the government.
Karnataka wants to make manual scavenging legal, but as the documentary Kakkoos shows, there are several overwhelming reasons to oppose it.
In a year full of protests and mass mobilisation, a list ten acts of defiance that were particularly important.
This week’s column considers the various kinds of problems that appalling sanitation brings with it.
Protests in Kashmir and Gujarat bring us a new turn in status quo politics – but the costs on the road to change have been far, far too high.
Is the thought of a shared space so hard to imagine that the caste/class conscious privileged must ‘leave’ in order to make way?
The Carnatic musician’s acceptance of the award for “social inclusiveness” is not only in contradiction with his own politics but could also compromise its credibility.
The 2016 Magsaysay Award winner’s journey is one of courage, passion, perseverance and hope.
In an interview, the 2016 Magsaysay Award winner discusses the struggles of India’s sanitation workers and the reasons why the country has yet to end the barbaric practice of manual scavenging.
Human rights activist Bezwada Wilson and south Indian classical musician T.M. Krishna have been conferred the Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2016.
The fight to make the right to contest elections a fundamental right is on, but in the meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of poor, Dalit and Adivasi people, religious minorities and women in two states are waiting in limbo.