[Manual Scavenging] “Shocks judicial conscience, as it should the society’s collective conscience:” Orissa High Court registers suo motu case

The Bench took up the case in view of the two recent incidents involving the deaths of sanitation workers during manual scavenging work at Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
Manual Scavenging
Manual Scavenging

The shameful practice of making persons belonging to the underprivileged and poorest sections in India undertake the hazardous task of manual scavenging continues unabated, the Orissa High Court observed on Monday, while registering a suo motu case over the issue (In Re: Deaths of Sanitation Workers v. State of Odisha and Others).

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