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'Nowhere in the world people sent to gas-chambers to die': SC on manual scavenging

R Sinduja

News Editor

The Supreme court is seriously worried over people dying during manual scavenging & sewage cleaning in India and says 'nowhere in the world are people sent to gas chambers to die. The SC also said caste discrimination still persists even after 70 years of independence. Justice Arun Mishra asked KK Venugopal- why masks & oxygen cylinders are not provided to people engaging in the cleaning of sewage or manholes & manual scavenging.