Migrant workers try to catch buses on the outskirts of Delhi amid the coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Bloomberg
Migrant workers try to catch buses on the outskirts of Delhi amid the coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Bloomberg

Analysis |
Coronavirus lockdown: if India treats its migrant workers like dirt, blame it on caste

  • Heart-rending scenes of migrants escaping the cities in a lockdown fail to move the authorities
  • The higher-caste policy elite sees only low-borns struggling to survive, and cannot understand the fuss. Isn’t that the natural order of things?

Migrant workers try to catch buses on the outskirts of Delhi amid the coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Bloomberg
Migrant workers try to catch buses on the outskirts of Delhi amid the coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Bloomberg
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