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Aamir Khan to meet PM Manmohan Singh over issue of manual scavengers



July 16, 2012 01:07:24 PM IST
By IBNS, Glamsham Editorial
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Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is expected to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today to discuss the plight of manual scavengers who engage in cleaning human waste.

"We had sought an appointment with the Prime Minister and Aamir would be meeting him tomorrow morning," a spokesperson for the actor said on Sunday.

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Khan had spotlighted the problems of the people in a recent episode of his popular television program "Satyamev Jayate".

An estimated 300,000 manual workers are engaged in this degrading profession and continue to be regarded as social outcasts, he said in his program.

CHECK OUT: Satyamev Jayate - Aamir slams social stratification through caste

The TV show spotlights a different social issue in every episode, discussing different aspects of problems like female foeticide, child sexual abuse and domestic violence.

Earlier, Khan had made a presentation before a parliamentary committee on issues concerning the medical and pharmaceutical sector following an episode on the same subject.


 
  

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