Parliament passes bill against manual scavenging

A bill seeking to prohibit employment of individuals as manual scavengers by prescribing stringent punishment, including imprisonment up to five years, to those employing such labour was passed by Parliament on Saturday.

‘Narendra Modi govt for Dalits as priests’

Narendra Modi-led Gujarat government has come forward with a unique idea of training manual scavengers in Hindu religious rituals, a leading newspaper reported on Saturday.

`Centre has asked states to rehabilitate manual scavengers`

Centre has directed all the states to provide alternate employment to those involved in manual scavenging so that they can leave the "dirty job", Union Minister Krishna Tirath said on Thursday.

Once ostracised by society, manual scavengers tour Parliament

It was an unforgettable moment
for 300 women who used to work as manual scavengers as they
entered the precincts of Parliament to get an experience of
the Lok Sabha today for the first time.