A Study on Eradication of Manual Scavenging a form of Forced Labour in India: Problems and Perspectives

  • R Dhivya
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  • R Dhivya

    Assistant Professor at SRM Faculty of Law, SRMIST, India

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The Constitution of India guarantees the right to lead a life in a dignified manner becomes questionable when there is the exploitation of Manual Scavengers as forced labours. Most of the people in India become victims of forced labour. Finding out the forced labour is the biggest challenge in this modern world which makes it an obstacle in the way of the appropriate authority in rescuing those victims and rehabilitating them along with their family members. Everyone has a right to work which includes the right to decent work which is guaranteed under the Indian constitution. No one can interfere with the rights to work of a person and anyone can carry out any work which is permissible under the law of India. In today’s Modern World, Manual scavenging is considered to be modern-day forced Labour. Several steps have been taken by the appropriate authority in rescuing the manual scavengers and rehabilitating them. The eradication of manual scavenging and their right to work is still a continuing challenge. The researcher used an empirical study in finding out the existence of manual scavenging with a sample size of 250 with the convenient sampling collected from NGOs and Manual Scavengers, etc in eradicating manual scavenging a form of forced labour.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 3, Page 712 - 720

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.113082

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