Safai Karamchari Andolan
Peoples’ BRICS issues call for solidarity against capitalism and imperialism

On the concluding day of the Peoples’ BRICS summit in Brasilia, participants discussed the assault on democracy and the need for strengthening solidarity between movements

Manuel scavenging in India Seven workers in India killed while cleaning sewer lines

In the first half of 2019, at least 22 workers, mostly from the Dalit communities, were killed while cleaning sewers.

Ahead of elections, India’s manual scavengers release manifesto

The manifesto lists the specific demands made by the manual scavengers to break the shackles of caste, patriarchy, and for the recovery, reconstruction, and reclamation of their fundamental right to live with dignity.

Death in India’s sewers: Deceased manual scavengers’ kin protest, demand justice

The ‘job’ overwhelmingly employes members of the oppressed Dalit communities (mostly from Valmiki caste), who are often forced to become manual scavengers due to lack of employment opportunities and systemic discrimination.

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