Our unsung, exploited climate warriors

Nagendra, Harini (2022) Our unsung, exploited climate warriors. Deccan Herald.

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“Why should only the rich live well? Don’t our children have a right to a good life? Electricity, gas, vegetables, house rent – everything is becoming more expensive. Our salary is so low that we can’t afford to run our homes. We will not pick up the broom till our demands are met. We are even ready to die here, but we want a fair hearing.” These are the voices of the pourakarmikas, during their recent protest in Freedom Park, agitating for the right to work with waste, but with dignity. To live a decent life, just like the rest of us do.

Item Type: Newspaper Article
Authors: Nagendra, Harini
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Opinion,BBMP, Pourakarmikas
Subjects: Natural Sciences
Natural Sciences > Life sciences; biology > Ecology
Divisions: Azim Premji University > Research Centre > Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/4001
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