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
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?

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