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BBC NEWS, AUGUST 25 --- Rights group Human Rights Watch has called on the Indian government to end "manual scavenging" - the practice of cleaning human waste by low-caste communities - in a new report.

The practice is banned by law in India, but it is rampant and activists say nearly 10 million are involved in this demeaning work which opens them to prejudice and abuse.

The report calls on the government "to ensure that local officials enforce the laws prohibiting this discriminatory practice".

 

Gangashree

Millions of people from low-caste communities remove human excrement from toilets which do not have the modern flush system and carry it away in cane baskets for disposal. Women from these castes - like Gangashree of Kasela village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh - usually clean dry toilets in homes, while men do the more physically demanding cleaning of sewers and septic tanks. Gangashree carries the faeces in her basket to the outskirts of the village for disposal.

A woman in Kasela village

The centuries-old practice of manual scavenging is common in Kasela village in Uttar Pradesh, and the scavengers are still considered "untouchables". Here, a woman enters a home in the village through a rear entrance to remove excrement from non-flush toilets.

Manisha, Mainpuri district, Uttar Pradesh, January 2014

Manisha who lives in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri district cleans toilets in 20 homes every day. "I use a tin plate and broom to remove the excrement that has collected in the toilet, I collect the excrement in a basket, and then I take it and throw it away. This work is so awful I don't feel like eating," she says.

Munnidevi, Etah district, Uttar Pradesh, January 2014

Munnidevi of the state's Etah district says she does not get any money for her work. "Sometimes they give two rotis (home-made bread), sometimes just one. One house did not give me anything for two or three days. So I stopped going there. If they give me nothing, why should I go? Then they came to threaten me: 'if you do not come, we will not let you on our land. Where will you get food for your animals?' We own four buffaloes. I went back to clean. I had to."

Anil, Dhule district, Maharashtra, March 2014

"The panchayat (village council) hires people to work as water suppliers, messengers, clerks, garbage collectors, and this work that I do - cleaning toilets," says Anil of Dhule district in the western state of Maharashtra. "If you are from the Mehatar caste, you have to do this work. You are not told this directly, but it is what you are hired to do and what is expected, even from the villagers. If there is excrement to clean, they will come and call us to do it."

Rajubai, Dhule district, Maharashtra, March 2014

"A village council brought our family here [from our native village in Maharashtra] to clean the dry toilets, water toilets, and open defecation. I collect all the excrement and throw it elsewhere. We actually want to go back home. We don't like it here," says Rajubai. "Because of this work, my health has declined. I eat very little food. It is very dirty work. But people are saying, the council will not allow us to leave and that is why they are not giving us the full payment."

Sevanti, Dewas district, Madhya Pradesh, January 2014

A campaign - Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan (National Campaign for Dignity) - launched by non-governmental organisation Jan Sahas helped liberate 11,000 manual scavengers in the central state of Madhya Pradesh. Sevanti, of Dewas district, says: "They told me that I could leave and this work was against the law. Before that, we were told we had to do it. There was no one who told us we didn't have to do it."

Sahina, Ujjain district, Madhya Pradesh, January 2014

Sahina of Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain district says: "I was made to sit separately at school while eating. Finally one day I got too frustrated by this. I threw my food down. Then I lost marks for speaking out against the way I was treated. I said to my teacher, 'If you mistreat me, and then fail me for responding, I won't come.'" It did not get better for Sahina and she soon dropped out.

Ashif Shaikh, founder and convener of Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan

Ashif Shaikh, founder and convener of Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan says: "The manual carrying of human faeces is not a form of employment, but an injustice akin to slavery. It is one of the most prominent forms of discrimination against Dalits [formerly untouchables], and it is central to the violation of their human rights."

Senajbi, Ujjain district, Madhya Pradesh, January 2014

Senajbi, a former manual scavenger, was able to get out in 2008 with help from Rashtriya Garima Abhiyan. "In 2010, I was elected to a seat reserved for women, representing my ward in the village. I have had proper drains and roads constructed," she says.

 

Original Post
Originally Posted by Gilbakka:
Originally Posted by yuji22:

 

Gil

 

Blacks in some parts o the USA live under worse conditions.

Casteism is India's curse.

Casteism is not Hinduism, it's a social invention.

Casteism is gross institutionalized inequality, worse than apartheid.

Casteism is blatant violation of human rights.

Casteism must end.

 

I agree that castism is not mentioned in any Vedic scripture.

 

How about you posting about poverty in Africa due to black dictators.

 

Any citizen in India has the right to vote and bring change. India is the world's largest democracy.

 

Africa has always been ruled by thugs and dictators. Guyana had two black dictators, Burnham and Hoyte who destroyed the country

 

How about you dedicating some of your energy towards  Black dictatorship and Black Poverty ?

 

 

Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by JB:
Originally Posted by Rev:

PAGING YUJI:

 

* Please go easy on gilbakka---read his post in social:

 

https://guyana.hoop.la/topic/ti...6#406905375931076826

 

Rev

You must thank star you ancestor left UP. Mr Burnham give you a public education.  

 

Yuji is of Bramhana stock.

 

I have and will always be at the top of the ladder. That is the harsh reality of the world. 

Oh you family change on the boat? 

Originally Posted by JB:
Originally Posted by Rev:

PAGING YUJI:

 

* Please go easy on gilbakka---read his post in social:

 

https://guyana.hoop.la/topic/ti...6#406905375931076826

 

Rev

You must thank star you ancestor left UP. Mr Burnham give you a public education.  

Public education was free in primary school. Dr. Jagan was the one who built some secondary schools and this allowed some of us to get free secondary education. God bless the man!

Originally Posted by skeldon_man:
Originally Posted by JB:
Originally Posted by Rev:

PAGING YUJI:

 

* Please go easy on gilbakka---read his post in social:

 

https://guyana.hoop.la/topic/ti...6#406905375931076826

 

Rev

You must thank star you ancestor left UP. Mr Burnham give you a public education.  

Public education was free in primary school. Dr. Jagan was the one who built some secondary schools and this allowed some of us to get free secondary education. God bless the man!

 

God Bless Guyana's Indo leader and saviour of all Guyanese.

Thanks Dr. Jagan.

Today the wicked and evil AFC is joining with the blacks in the PNC to block funding of University of Guyana.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last edited by Former Member
Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by Gilbakka:
Originally Posted by yuji22:

 

Gil

 

Blacks in some parts o the USA live under worse conditions.

Casteism is India's curse.

Casteism is not Hinduism, it's a social invention.

Casteism is gross institutionalized inequality, worse than apartheid.

Casteism is blatant violation of human rights.

Casteism must end.

 

I agree that castism is not mentioned in any Vedic scripture.

 

How about you posting about poverty in Africa due to black dictators.

 

Any citizen in India has the right to vote and bring change. India is the world's largest democracy.

 

Africa has always been ruled by thugs and dictators. Guyana had two black dictators, Burnham and Hoyte who destroyed the country

 

How about you dedicating some of your energy towards  Black dictatorship and Black Poverty ?

 

 

I can post a million pictures on "Black dictatorship and Black Poverty", but it will never negate the reality of an abhorrent social system in India.

I started this thread to show a reality that must not be covered under a carpet.

I am concerned about the fate of Indians in my ancestors' homeland, where my true roots are. I don't have roots in Africa.

I want casteism to end in India. My ancestors were Kshatriyas, second to the Brahmins. I have Kshatriya blood, but I don't look down on Chamars, I feel for them. They are human beings like me.

Originally Posted by skeldon_man:
Originally Posted by JB:
Originally Posted by Rev:

PAGING YUJI:

 

* Please go easy on gilbakka---read his post in social:

 

https://guyana.hoop.la/topic/ti...6#406905375931076826

 

Rev

You must thank star you ancestor left UP. Mr Burnham give you a public education.  

Public education was free in primary school. Dr. Jagan was the one who built some secondary schools and this allowed some of us to get free secondary education. God bless the man!

Ye and Mr Burnham didnt do nothing for public education

Originally Posted by Gilbakka:
Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by Gilbakka:
Originally Posted by yuji22:

 

Gil

 

Blacks in some parts o the USA live under worse conditions.

Casteism is India's curse.

Casteism is not Hinduism, it's a social invention.

Casteism is gross institutionalized inequality, worse than apartheid.

Casteism is blatant violation of human rights.

Casteism must end.

 

I agree that castism is not mentioned in any Vedic scripture.

 

How about you posting about poverty in Africa due to black dictators.

 

Any citizen in India has the right to vote and bring change. India is the world's largest democracy.

 

Africa has always been ruled by thugs and dictators. Guyana had two black dictators, Burnham and Hoyte who destroyed the country

 

How about you dedicating some of your energy towards  Black dictatorship and Black Poverty ?

 

 

I can post a million pictures on "Black dictatorship and Black Poverty", but it will never negate the reality of an abhorrent social system in India.

I started this thread to show a reality that must not be covered under a carpet.

I am concerned about the fate of Indians in my ancestors' homeland, where my true roots are. I don't have roots in Africa.

I want casteism to end in India. My ancestors were Kshatriyas, second to the Brahmins. I have Kshatriya blood, but I don't look down on Chamars, I feel for them. They are human beings like me.

 

Yuji is of Bramhana origin and has lived up to the requirements of a Bramhana.

 

A Kshatriya has an obligation to fight. How come Burnham and Hoyte governed for 28 years ? 

 

Gil, you are not a true Kshatriya. Arjuna was a true Kshatriya.

Last edited by Former Member
Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by Gilbakka:
Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by Gilbakka:
Originally Posted by yuji22:

 

Gil

 

Blacks in some parts o the USA live under worse conditions.

Casteism is India's curse.

Casteism is not Hinduism, it's a social invention.

Casteism is gross institutionalized inequality, worse than apartheid.

Casteism is blatant violation of human rights.

Casteism must end.

 

I agree that castism is not mentioned in any Vedic scripture.

 

How about you posting about poverty in Africa due to black dictators.

 

Any citizen in India has the right to vote and bring change. India is the world's largest democracy.

 

Africa has always been ruled by thugs and dictators. Guyana had two black dictators, Burnham and Hoyte who destroyed the country

 

How about you dedicating some of your energy towards  Black dictatorship and Black Poverty ?

 

 

I can post a million pictures on "Black dictatorship and Black Poverty", but it will never negate the reality of an abhorrent social system in India.

I started this thread to show a reality that must not be covered under a carpet.

I am concerned about the fate of Indians in my ancestors' homeland, where my true roots are. I don't have roots in Africa.

I want casteism to end in India. My ancestors were Kshatriyas, second to the Brahmins. I have Kshatriya blood, but I don't look down on Chamars, I feel for them. They are human beings like me.

 

Yuji is of Bramhana origin and has lived up to the requirements of a Bramhana.

 

A Kshatriya has an obligation to fight. How come Burnham and Hoyte governed for 28 years ? 

 

Gil, you are not a true Kshatriya. Arjuna was a true Kshatriya.

Ask Jagan how come Burnham and Hoyte governed for 28 years.

Gil the Kshatriya was only a foot soldier in Jagan's army.

 

Originally Posted by Gilbakka:
Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by Gilbakka:
Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by Gilbakka:
Originally Posted by yuji22:

 

Gil

 

Blacks in some parts o the USA live under worse conditions.

Casteism is India's curse.

Casteism is not Hinduism, it's a social invention.

Casteism is gross institutionalized inequality, worse than apartheid.

Casteism is blatant violation of human rights.

Casteism must end.

 

I agree that castism is not mentioned in any Vedic scripture.

 

How about you posting about poverty in Africa due to black dictators.

 

Any citizen in India has the right to vote and bring change. India is the world's largest democracy.

 

Africa has always been ruled by thugs and dictators. Guyana had two black dictators, Burnham and Hoyte who destroyed the country

 

How about you dedicating some of your energy towards  Black dictatorship and Black Poverty ?

 

 

I can post a million pictures on "Black dictatorship and Black Poverty", but it will never negate the reality of an abhorrent social system in India.

I started this thread to show a reality that must not be covered under a carpet.

I am concerned about the fate of Indians in my ancestors' homeland, where my true roots are. I don't have roots in Africa.

I want casteism to end in India. My ancestors were Kshatriyas, second to the Brahmins. I have Kshatriya blood, but I don't look down on Chamars, I feel for them. They are human beings like me.

 

Yuji is of Bramhana origin and has lived up to the requirements of a Bramhana.

 

A Kshatriya has an obligation to fight. How come Burnham and Hoyte governed for 28 years ? 

 

Gil, you are not a true Kshatriya. Arjuna was a true Kshatriya.

Ask Jagan how come Burnham and Hoyte governed for 28 years.

Gil the Kshatriya was only a foot soldier in Jagan's army.

 

 

Gil

 

You were a very weak soldier.

 

Janet was a much stronger soldier than most of you combined. God bless her soul.

Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by JB:
Originally Posted by yuji22:

Thanks to Bharat Jadgeo for transforming Guyana's economy and bringing back dignity to Indo Guyanese. Thanks Bharat.

 

 

Unknown-1 copy

Transofrming to corruption, drugs and stealing

 

Indos are back on top. Thanks Bharat.

Funny because thank to Mr Jagdeo Indos now 39% 

Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by Gilbakka:
Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by Gilbakka:
Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by Gilbakka:
Originally Posted by yuji22:

 

Gil

 

Blacks in some parts o the USA live under worse conditions.

Casteism is India's curse.

Casteism is not Hinduism, it's a social invention.

Casteism is gross institutionalized inequality, worse than apartheid.

Casteism is blatant violation of human rights.

Casteism must end.

 

I agree that castism is not mentioned in any Vedic scripture.

 

How about you posting about poverty in Africa due to black dictators.

 

Any citizen in India has the right to vote and bring change. India is the world's largest democracy.

 

Africa has always been ruled by thugs and dictators. Guyana had two black dictators, Burnham and Hoyte who destroyed the country

 

How about you dedicating some of your energy towards  Black dictatorship and Black Poverty ?

 

 

I can post a million pictures on "Black dictatorship and Black Poverty", but it will never negate the reality of an abhorrent social system in India.

I started this thread to show a reality that must not be covered under a carpet.

I am concerned about the fate of Indians in my ancestors' homeland, where my true roots are. I don't have roots in Africa.

I want casteism to end in India. My ancestors were Kshatriyas, second to the Brahmins. I have Kshatriya blood, but I don't look down on Chamars, I feel for them. They are human beings like me.

 

Yuji is of Bramhana origin and has lived up to the requirements of a Bramhana.

 

A Kshatriya has an obligation to fight. How come Burnham and Hoyte governed for 28 years ? 

 

Gil, you are not a true Kshatriya. Arjuna was a true Kshatriya.

Ask Jagan how come Burnham and Hoyte governed for 28 years.

Gil the Kshatriya was only a foot soldier in Jagan's army.

 

 

Gil

 

You were a very weak soldier.

 

Janet was a much stronger soldier than most of you combined. God bless her soul.

Granted, I was a weak soldier. But, where were you hiding? Why didn't you join Jagan's army like me?

Originally Posted by JB:
Originally Posted by yuji22:
Originally Posted by JB:
Originally Posted by yuji22:

Thanks to Bharat Jadgeo for transforming Guyana's economy and bringing back dignity to Indo Guyanese. Thanks Bharat.

 

 

Unknown-1 copy

Transofrming to corruption, drugs and stealing

 

Indos are back on top. Thanks Bharat.

Funny because thank to Mr Jagdeo Indos now 39% 

 

Indos can be five percent. They are still on top.

Originally Posted by JB:
Originally Posted by skeldon_man:
Originally Posted by JB:
Originally Posted by Rev:

PAGING YUJI:

 

* Please go easy on gilbakka---read his post in social:

 

https://guyana.hoop.la/topic/ti...6#406905375931076826

 

Rev

You must thank star you ancestor left UP. Mr Burnham give you a public education.  

Public education was free in primary school. Dr. Jagan was the one who built some secondary schools and this allowed some of us to get free secondary education. God bless the man!

Ye and Mr Burnham didnt do nothing for public education

The standard of education fell that's why they chose to go with CXC and not GCE. That's an accomplishment.