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NRC to exacerbate labour woes

The process of creating a National Register of Citizens would be highly disruptive for labour markets in particular and for the economy as a whole

Mahesh Vyas 

Mahesh Vyas

Muslims are a significant part of India's labour force. Of the 405 million people employed in India, an estimated 39 million are muslims. Recent actions and announcements by India's central government have led to a palpable unease in this small but significant part of Indian labour.

Separately, select industrialists have expressed fear of the consequences of criticising the government. If capitalists and labour are both besieged by fear, revving up a slowing economy becomes much more than a cyclical or a structural problem. Fear among muslims is not the only problem that labour ...

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First Published: Mon, December 16 2019. 23:59 IST
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