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13 lakh Dalits still engaged in manual scavenging: Thorat

13 lakh Dalits still engaged in manual scavenging: Thorat

In spite of manual scavenging being made illegal in the country, 13 lakh Dalits continue to engage in it to earn their daily bread and butter. And Delhi, the national capital, has 10,000 dry latrines even today. ‘’Even though the chief minister of Delhi denies it, you will find them in various places in the capital,” Prof Vimal Thorat of the Indira Gandhi National Open University said while delivering the third SR Sankaran memorial lecture organised by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) and Centre for Dalit Studies (CDS) at the Osmania University here on Monday. Praising Sankaran, ... Read More »

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