COVID-19: People dying of starvation

The viral image of an infant trying to wake his dead mother at a railway station and news of migrant workers dying of hunger in Shramik Special trains raise a question mark on the claims of politicians that the nation is on the path of becoming a world leader. The astonishing part is that the reality portrayed by these images do not seem to have any impact on leaders who have announced a so-called relief package worth Rs 20 lakh crore for the people in the name of battling COVID-19. Senior journalist Urmilesh analyses these topics.

First published in NewsClick.