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By NewsGram Staff Writer

In a series of measures taken to benefit acid attack survivors, the Aam Admi Party led Delhi Government has decided to provide employment to them. In addition to that, a committee has been formed to look into the issues faced by them as well.

Reportedly, this has been done in response to a representation from acid attack survivors, received by Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal. These jobs might be permanent or contract based. Other details of this employment provision are yet to be officially announced.

According to a national daily, in March this year, Shaheen—who was attacked by a group of men in 2009—had asked chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, as to whether he had any plan for women like her.

Data available with the state government’s social welfare department shows that there are around 35 acid attack survivors in Delhi.

Reportedly, the services department has been asked to invite applications from acid attack victims and consider these on a priority basis for any suitable vacancies, current or future.

“Depending on their qualifications, work experience and ability, jobs will be given to them. Some of them are impaired while some have mobility problems.”, said Swati Maliwal, Advisor to CM.

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BJP Holds Arvind Kejriwal Responsible For Sanitation Worker’s Death

According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain

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The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization
The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization

The BJP on Monday held Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the death of a sanitation worker in a drain saying that the government was playing with their lives as they are not given protective gear.

“This is not the first time that such an incident has happened. Due to the negligence of the government, sanitation staff goes for cleaning sewers and dies there after inhaling toxic fumes. They are never saved even after rescue operations,” Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters here.

His remarks come a day after a sanitation worker choked to death after he got trapped inside an underground drain while cleaning it in north Delhi’s Jahroda area.

The work of cleaning the drain was being carried out by the Delhi government’s flood control department.

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“Sanitation workers are our helpers and Kejriwal government is playing with their lives,” he said.

Highlighting the deaths of sanitation workers in Delhi in the past few years, the BJP MP from the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency said that in September 2018, five sanitation workers died while in August 2017, 10 died inside sewers.

“Kejriwal is responsible for the deaths of sanitation workers who die while cleaning sewers and the investigating agencies should take action against him,” he said.

Attacking Kejriwal, Tiwari said, “During the last three to four years, more than 60 workers have died.”

He also accused Kejriwal of not fulfilling his promise of providing safety equipment to sewer workers and mechanical sweeping.

A senior Delhi Police official said that it has registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code over the death of the sanitation worker.

The sanitation worker has been identified as Kishan, 37, a resident of north Delhi’s Wazirabad area.

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According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain.

His body was taken out from the drain by a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) late on Sunday night. (IANS)