Aamir Khan to meet Manmohan Singh today on the issue of manual scavengers

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aamir_khan-in-parliamentJuly 16, New Delhi: Bollywood’s Star actor Aamir Khan will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi today to highlight the problems of manual scavengers engaged in cleaning human waste, said the actor’s spokesperson.

“We had sought an appointment with the Prime Minister and Aamir would be meeting him tomorrow morning,” he said.

In a recent episode of his TV show ” Satyamev Jayate”, the 47-year-old actor had focused on the life of over three lakh manual scavengers who do the work of cleaning excreta even today and are considered as untouchables by many in the society.

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

His show raises one social issue in every episode and different aspects of problems like female foeticide, child sexual abuse and domestic violence have been discussed.

Last month Aamir Khan adressed the parliamentary panel to give his views on FDI in the pharmaceutical sector. In one episode of ‘Satyamev Jyate’ he highlighted the issue of malpractices prevalent among doctors and sale of medicines and invited by the head of the parliamentary committee for commerce, Shanta Kumar.

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