International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Social Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023

Unveiling the Shadows: An In - Depth Examination of Manual Scavenging

Aarav Gupta | Aagastya Jaipuria

Abstract: This paper aims to provide an exhaustive analysis of the practice of manual scavenging, focusing on its legal aspects, social implications, and human rights violations. Manual scavenging, involving the manual cleaning, carrying, disposing, or handling of human excreta from dry latrines, continues to persist despite global outrage against this inhumane practice. This study delves into the historical roots of manual scavenging and its prevalence in underdeveloped and developing countries, with a specific focus on India, which boasts the title of the world's largest democracy but faces challenges in upholding the human rights of its manual scavengers. The authors undertake a primary survey and interview to understand the perceptions and realities of manual scavengers in modern day India.

Keywords: Manual Scavenging, Human Rights Violation, Social Implications, India, Legal Aspects, Health Hazards, Judicial Recklessness

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,

Pages: 1283 - 1291

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