High Court issues notice to state Government on worker deaths due to manual scavenging

Karnataka:  High Court  issues notice to state Government on worker deaths due to manual scavenging

23 February 2018: A Division Bench of Chief Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice S. Sunil Dutt Yadav of the High Court of Karnataka issued  notice to the State Government on the failure of effective enforcement of the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013 while hearing a Public Interest Litigation on deaths of manual scavengers in the state filed by the High Court Legal Services Committee.

The petitioners have demanded that the State file a report on deaths due to manual scavenging since 2008 and actions taken on these incidents.

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