Migrant workers in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi, climb onto crowded buses as they try to return to their home villages during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of coronavirus in India. Photo: Reuters Migrant workers in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi, climb onto crowded buses as they try to return to their home villages during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of coronavirus in India. Photo: Reuters
Migrant workers in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi, climb onto crowded buses as they try to return to their home villages during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of coronavirus in India. Photo: Reuters
Sarosh Bana
Opinion

Opinion

Sarosh Bana

India’s coronavirus lockdown is becoming a humanitarian catastrophe

  • India’s three-week lockdown has been devastating for the poor even as they struggle with a potential Covid-19 health crisis
  • Informal labourers have been quarantined with no access to food and work, and are facing savage brutality by the police

Migrant workers in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi, climb onto crowded buses as they try to return to their home villages during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of coronavirus in India. Photo: Reuters Migrant workers in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi, climb onto crowded buses as they try to return to their home villages during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of coronavirus in India. Photo: Reuters
Migrant workers in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi, climb onto crowded buses as they try to return to their home villages during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of coronavirus in India. Photo: Reuters
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