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Indian lawmakers ban ‘dehumanizing’ caste-based, human waste scavenging

Indian lawmakers have passed a long-awaited bill to ban manual scavenging — the clearing of human waste from toilets — by workers seen as the “ultimate untouchables” under the country’s ancient Hindu caste-hierarchy. Already illegal under a largely ineffective 1993 law, the Congress-led government promised to have another go at…

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