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India handles a 21st century pandemic with a 19th century legislation

By Ayesha Fatima
The Indian Government invoked the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 in view of the growing coronavirus pandemic in the country. The only Act which deals with epidemics in India right now was passed on 4 February, 1897 by the British Government, at a time when Bombay was hit by the Bubonic Plague.

COVID-19 and Gender-based Violence

By Niharika Boro & Javid Majeed
The strict lockdown enforced to check the spread of coronavirus in the country has closed the only avenues to escape violence such as moving to natal homes or contacting local police or NGOs.

Trapping migrant workers in the liberal façade

By Nafis Haider
The real carrier of the coronavirus is the cosmopolitan class of India. The spread of this virus is the result of globalization and cosmopolitanism, the same phenomenon which has destroyed the small and cottage industries and compelled the workers to live in subhuman conditions in Delhi.