Migrant workers in India
Six months of pandemic: Why India lost the battle

A brief timeline of the Narendra Modi Government’s action (and inaction) in India from the time World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 a ‘pandemic’ on March 11

The Indian economy is hurtling toward disaster

To avoid a total collapse of the economy, the Indian government needs to push up demand by spending more on cash transfers to the poor and on goods and services

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?

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

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

No greater hypocrisy than Indian Govt’s pronouncements on migrants: Sitaram Yechury

Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), talks about the Indian government’s failure to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic

Dispatches from India Ep 8: Arrests during the time of lockdown

In this episode of Dispatches from India, we look at arrests by the police in India of people on charges of being involved in the Delhi riots of February

In India, lockdown is being used to attack workers’ rights

On the occasion of International Workers’ Day, president of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions K. Hemalatha talks about the conditions of Indian workers who are bearing the brunt of the lockdown

Migrant workers take to the streets in India as lockdown gets extended

At least 3,000 migrant workers in the Indian metropolitan Mumbai took to the roads on April 14 demanding transport to go back home.

Neither work nor housing nor food

In case of extension of lockdown in India, urgent proactive intervention by the government is required to hold back remaining migrants in cities. The central government must engage with local governments and trade unions

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