From Jagjit Singh, Los Altos, CA
The recent article in today’s New York Times, titled “Cleaning Latrines by Hand: ‘How Could Any Human Do That?’,” sheds light on the dire conditions faced by individuals subjected to such dehumanizing tasks.
It is disheartening to learn that in this day and age, there are still instances where individuals are compelled to clean latrines manually. Such a practice not only violates basic human rights but also goes against the principles of dignity and respect. The article rightly raises the question, “How could any human do that?” and prompts us to reconsider the ethics of such a system.
It is imperative that we, as a society, reflect upon the conditions that allow such practices to persist. We cannot turn a blind eye to the inherent injustice and degradation associated with manual latrine cleaning. As advocates for human rights and decency, we must rally together to put an end to this archaic system.
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