Lockdown in India
India’s COVID-19 strategy: A story of missteps

India has third highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world and is recording close to or over 50,000 cases a day. What explains this relentless surge in cases in the country?

Why is govt. unable to control COVID-19 surge in India

More testing but weak contact tracing, and no protection to workers is causing the surge but the Indian government led by prime minister Narendra Modi is living in la-la land

Record harvest, record stocks: Yet, why are India’s people hungry?

It is beyond belief and understanding why the Indian government led by prime minister Narendra Modi is refusing to distribute the mountain of food grain stocks sitting in its warehouses

All India protest by CPI-M Communist Party of India (Marxist) stages protest against government’s anti-people policies

The CPI(M) has demanded cash and grain transfers, 200 days of work under the rural employment scheme, an unemployment allowance and an end to the privatization of state enterprises

85% of Indian domestic workers not paid during lockdown, says survey

The survey by the Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council (DWSSC) also stated that they are facing discrimination and stigma as employers doubt them of being carriers of the virus

Govt. has abandoned us, say India’s migrant workers

The forced exodus of India’s migrant workers has caused a huge humanitarian and social crisis. Journalist Bhasha Singh, who has been reporting from the ground, talks about the issues faced by them on their way home

Shoddy implementation of lockdown is a crime against humanity: Arundhati Roy

Writer Arundhati Roy talks about what justice will look like in the post-COVID-19 world

The mendacity of Modi govt.’s ‘rescue package’

Which other government would have passed off a slew of concessions to foreign and domestic monopolists as a “rescue package” for the people of the country?

Indian migrant workers killed in road accident while returning home

24 laborers who were on their way home from India’s capital city of New Delhi were killed when a truck carrying migrant workers rammed the vehicle they were on

Trade unions, left parties slam move by Indian State governments to freeze labor laws

The States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, all of which are ruled by the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party, have issued a number of ordinances exempting employers from following labor laws that protect workers’ jobs and wages

In India, migrant laborers bear the brunt of informality, government apathy and lockdown

Many migrant laborers, who are exploited to the maximum during ‘normal’ times, have been left to starve by their employers during the lockdown even as the government has failed to address their needs

In India, workers are being sucked into a game of death

Earnings are gone, jobs are gone, hunger is met by handouts and the Modi government is using the pandemic lockdown to push through more oppressive conditions on workers to please India Inc.

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