Clean India, Unclean Indians Beyond the Bhim Yatra

Clean India, Unclean Indians Beyond the Bhim Yatra

Paul D'Souza via Wikipedia The Safai Karamchari Andolan traversed 500 districts of the country with the message "stop killing us". The participants, manual scavengers who clean dry latrines, sewers, and septic tanks, are forced to carry on this dehumanising work despite laws against it. Will the Swachh Bharat campaign succeed in addressing the issues connected…

Bhim Yatra

Bhim Yatra

The ‘Bhim Yatra’, a 125-day-long bus journey organised by the Safai Karamchari Andolan covered more than 35,000 km across 500 districts in the country’s 29 states.  It was launched on International Human Rights Day to commemorate B.R. Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary, and culminated in Delhi at Ambedkar Bhavan on April 13.  The yatris are family…