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How Ola and Uber are helping chip at the caste and class barriers in India

In Delhi, Ola’s competitor Uber has been readying a batch of some 200 former safai karamcharis (sanitation workers, often referred to as manual scavengers in India) for a new life as cab drivers. “They are likely to receive commercial licences by October this year,” said an Uber spokesperson. Their induction into this new job is […]

In Delhi, Ola’s competitor Uber has been readying a batch of some 200 former safai karamcharis (sanitation workers, often referred to as manual scavengers in India) for a new life as cab drivers. “They are likely to receive commercial licences by October this year,” said an Uber spokesperson.

Their induction into this new job is a momentous occasion for a people who till recently faced a historical indignity that was officially proscribed years ago.

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