Speaking Up

Lockdown is good, but…
Huchangi Prasad
"The urgency with which the government acted upon bringing Indians back from Iran and Italy, is nowhere to be seen when it comes to safeguarding the poor and the workers."
COVID-19 Lockdown: “Poor left to suffer without proper planning”
NewsClick Team
Gen. Secretary of AIDWA Mariam Dhawale talks about the difficulties faced by women migrant labourers.
Essential services, expendable lives
Jyoti Shinoli/PARI
That’s the story of Mumbai’s safai karamcharis on the frontlines of the battle against Covid-19. Wages delayed, and with little protective gear, they’re still clearing garbage even in the toxic air of the Mahul area.
No alternative to strong health infrastructure
Tarushika Sarvesh and Abdul Hafiz Gandhi
From protection of doctors and nurses to saving the marginalised groups from this and the next disaster: India has to plan ahead in healthcare.
India fights coronavirus: With scriptures, morals and police
Subodh Varma
As a migrant worker from UP said: “Before the virus gets us, hunger will finish us off”.
Migrants on the Road
Nituparna Rajbongshi
While the world is on halt, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit migrant workers the hardest.
Homeless and ‘Invisible’: Street Dwellers Overlooked by the State
Karwan-e-Mohabbat
After the Narendra Modi government announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, thousands of homeless people have been struggling to find their next meal.