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HC directs Tamil Nadu government to give relief to kin of manual scavengers 

Three manual scavengers died while cleaning a septic tank at a hotel in Kancheepuram district last week.

Published: 19th February 2018 05:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th February 2018 05:09 PM   |  A+A-

Madras High Court (File photo)

By PTI

CHENNAI:  The Madras High Court today directed the Tamil Nadu government to pay due compensation to the families of three manual scavengers who died while cleaning a septic tank at a hotel in Kancheepuram district last week.

The first bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice Abdul Quddhose gave the direction when A Narayanan, representing Change India NGO, made a mention of the death of three persons while performing manual scavenging at the hotel in Sriperumbudur, 50 km from here, on February 14.

To this the bench said, "They must be compensated immediately.

" Requesting the bench to take up the public interest litigation (PIL) with regard to manual scavenging, Narayanan submitted that despite awareness being created about the social evil, the employment of manual scavengers continued.

On his part, the government counsel submitted that already two persons were arrested in connection with the incident and more arrests are likely to be made.

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