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Priority for ending manual scavenging, PM assures Aamir Khan

17 July 2012

Actor Aamir Khan, with Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik, talks to the media after a meeting in New Delhi on Monday.

Actor Aamir Khan on Monday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Social Welfare Minister Mukul Wasnik, and highlighted the still-prevalent practice of manual scavenging in several parts of the country.

Speaking to reporters at the end of the half-hour meeting at the Prime Minister’s residence, he said Dr. Singh assured him that he would look into the issue on a priority basis.

The actor focussed on the subject in a recent episode of his television show, Satyamev Jayate, highlighting the plight of scavengers who are engaged in manually removing human excreta.

Mr. Khan said Mr. Wasnik, whom he met separately, had assured him that his Ministry was apprised of the problem, and was working on ways to put an end to the practice at the earliest.

Source: The Hindu?

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