Governement turns blind eye towards the manual sacengers

Three young sanitation workers enter a sewer in Dhrangadhra town in Gujarat without any protective gear. This practice of manual cleaning, carrying, disposing or handling, human excreta from dry latrines, open drains or pits  and sewers without protective gear is criminalised by The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013.

It is a criminal offence. But still in Gujrat, one can see people forced to clean the gutter, human excreta, pits and open drains without any protective gear. Despite the act in place, the Government is deliberately ignoring these people who are risking their lives daily.

However, when presented with visual evidence of the practice, the Chief Executive Officer of Dhrangadhra municipality refused to acknowledge the continuation of the outlawed practise under her jurisdiction. While reports from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the United Nation repeatedly call for their urgent rehabilitation, the administration turns a blind eye to the implementation of laws, putting the lives of sanitation workers at risk. This video demands urgent action from the concerned authorities.

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