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The safe, secure, selfish urban class' response to migrant distress

You don't need to be on the highway to see a mile-long stream of people walking, abandoned by the cities they help build and run, every day, to see the distress

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Coronavirus | S Jaishankar | Lockdown

Veenu Sandhu 

Veenu Sandhu

The Covid-19 pandemic took shape and spread as a disease of the rich. But by the time we are anywhere close to even grasping what we can do (or not do) about it, our clueless institutional response will have pushed many — who were content to just get by — into life-threatening penury.

A distressing present and a grim future is what millions of Indians are facing today. On Wednesday, even the government acknowledged this. During an online meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said: “… many will not come out of ...

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First Published: Fri, May 15 2020. 22:19 IST
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