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Manual scavenging in India: Delhi HC issues notice on PIL alleging discrimination in benefits
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Manual scavenging in India: Delhi HC issues notice on PIL alleging discrimination in benefits

Delhi High Court issues notice on plea challenging discrimination under the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013.

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“Travesty of justice”: Karnataka HC takes exception to “zero conviction rate” in manual scavenging cases Judiciary
“Travesty of justice”: Karnataka HC takes exception to “zero conviction rate” in manual scavenging cases

The Karnataka High Court took serious exception to the ‘zero conviction rate’ for the offence of manual scavenging in the State. The Court also questioned the State regarding the action being taken against substandard public prosecutors.

‘Shame on humanity, shocks conscience’: Karnataka HC registers suo motu case to curb manual scavenging [Read Order] Judiciary
‘Shame on humanity, shocks conscience’: Karnataka HC registers suo motu case to curb manual scavenging [Read Order]

Noting that the evil practise of manual scavenging is still continuing within the state, the Karnataka High Court has taken suo motu cognizance of the same. The Court referred to a newspaper article and registered the case while stating it shocked the conscience of the Court. The Court appointed Adv. Shridhar Prabhu as amicus curiae to assist the court in the matter.

Must ensure manual scavenging is eradicated SC for Rs 30 lakh as sewer death compensation [Read Judgment] Judiciary
Must ensure manual scavenging is eradicated SC for Rs 30 lakh as sewer death compensation [Read Judgment]

The Supreme Court directs government authorities to pay a compensation of Rs. 30 lakh in case of sewer deaths during the practice of manual scavenging across the country.

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