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Covid-19 has made the invisible visible

Today, these 'invisible' people have become visible

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Coronavirus | Migration | Lockdown

Sunita Narain 



Sunita Narain

Of the images that haunt me, these are particularly heart-rending — one, that of the little girl who died off the coast of a European city as her parents were trying desperately to reach there by boat from a faraway land, for a better future. The other, more recent, is of an elderly woman, with all her belongings on head, walking kilometres to get home from a Covid-19 locked-down city in India, leaving behind her dreams of work and going back to the village she came from. The third is of the young man — also escaping from a locked-down city — who died after walking for days, just some hundred kilometres from his village.

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First Published: Mon, May 18 2020. 01:21 IST

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