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Bezwada Wilson is the national convener of the Safai Karmachari Andolan, an organisation that has been working for the eradication of manual scavenging for many years. He was involved in drafting the new law against the practice in 2013 and is currently on the committee that monitors its implementation. In this interview he talks about the harsh realities of manual scavenging, a practice that is still widespread in India, his discovery of Ambedkar and on breaking caste and cultural barriers to become an activist.