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While dealing with pending PIL against #ManualScavenging, #MadrasHighCourt says it wants to issue guidelines "to put this nonsense to a complete end."

HC requests petitioner, Safai Karamchari Andolan, to give comprehensive response to State, Chennai Corpn's counters on the issue
The commissioners of the municipalities or the corporation...may be subjected to (action) if there is further death, irrespective of whether (manual scavenging) is engaged by them or the contractor: Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee suggests

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#MadrasHighCourt orally observes that either machines should be tailor-made to handle the work in the sewers or that sewers should be changed so that #ManualScavenging can be ended. As of now, the sewers are such that only humans are made to handle the work
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Manu Smriti & caste system were created thousands of years ago. Until few hundred years ago, humans all over the world defecated in open areas – forests, roadsides, fields. In India, the European style toilet pits in houses were byproducts of colonialism.

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Manual scavenging of night soil is a recent atrocity in India because toilet pits & man holes did not exist at the time of Maharishi Manu. So there has been misuse of Manu Smriti & caste system to cruelly exploit poverty stricken Indians.

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Atrocious public infrastructure is cause of #ManualScavenging in 21st c. India. This social evil must be eradicated by drastically improving public infrastructure to global standards. Otherwise, poor Indians will still be forced into manual scavenging by corrupt contractors.

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