An inhuman practice

It is really unfortunate that despite several such reported deaths, the authorities and contractors continue to engage manual scavengers (“Manual scavenger dies due to asphyxiation”, April 27). Are not sewage blocks supposed to be cleared by jetting and suction machines as per the law? Why are manual scavengers deployed despite the Supreme Court directing all the States in 2014 to abolish manual scavenging?

R. Sampath,


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