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25 Sep 2018 | 02:31 PM UTC

India: Hundreds protest deaths of sewer workers in New Delhi September 25

India News Alert

Hundreds of people protest the deaths of sewer workers in New Delhi September 25; similar protests possible in the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/25/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/28/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION New Delhi

Event

Hundreds of people protested the recent deaths of several sewer cleaners in New Delhi on Tuesday, September 25. The demonstrators reportedly blamed the government for delaying compensation payments to families of the deceased and for failing to prevent such deaths via Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Clean India" program. Similar protests are possible in New Delhi over the coming days.

Context

According to some sanitation activists, nearly 1800 sewer cleaners have suffocated to death while working over the past decade across the country.

Advice

Individuals in New Delhi are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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