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Forced to Clean Human Waste in India

(New Delhi, August 25, 2014) The Indian government should end “manual scavenging” – the cleaning of human waste by communities considered low-caste – by ensuring that local officials enforce the laws prohibiting this discriminatory practice. The government should implement existing legislation aimed to assist manual scavenging community members find alternative, sustainable livelihoods.

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