Why Indians are still “sent to gas chambers to die”

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dubbed manual scavenging as a trip to a gas chamber — made infamous by Nazi Germany. Interestingly, even though manual scavenging is banned in India — even if it was as late as 2013 — the apex court was more concerned with provision of protective gear such as gas masks and oxygen tanks for manual scavengers than its complete eradication.

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