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Kashmiri Pandits Who Never Migrated, Now Seek Their Relocation

Kashmiri Pandits Who Never Migrated, Now Seek Their Relocation

Now, for the first time in 30 years, Kashmiri Pandits living in the Valley have filed a petition in the High Court seeking the Court to order the government to move them to safer places as they feel threatened.

14 June 2022
Nineteen Workers Stranded In Crisis-Hit Sri Lanka Return To Jharkhand

Nineteen Workers Stranded In Crisis-Hit Sri Lanka Return To Jharkhand

Soren had also directed officials of a control room for migrant workers and the labour department to take appropriate steps to make sure that all the labourers...

06 May 2022

Covid Migrants Stranded At The Crossroads

Legislating social security for migrant labourers is essential, but for these to be helpful, State and society need to develop a migrant-friendly attitude

How BOCW Boards Were Used To Help Unorganised Workers In Pandemic And What Issues Remain

How BOCW Boards Were Used To Help Unorganised Workers In Pandemic And What Issues Remain

States and union territories disbursed cash through direct bank transfers and rations to unorganised sector workers through BOCW Welfare Boards.

01 May 2022

Food Insecurity: No Prayer For The Malnourished

Behind the record sales of Parle-G during the pandemic is India’s murky reality—lack of safety net and food security

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25 March 2022
25th March 2020: A Time To Remember, A Time To Forget

25th March 2020: A Time To Remember, A Time To Forget

Everyone who had a house would be talking about quality family time. We would be gushing about blue skies and birdcall and fresh breeze. Those who didn’t...


24 March 2022
Book Excerpt: India’s Unlearnt Lessons From The Great Shutdown 

Book Excerpt: India’s Unlearnt Lessons From The Great Shutdown 

The second wave of 2021 showed that India had wasted its lockdown period and the hardships that came with it, because it was no better prepared, or prepared to...


01 May 2022
Revisiting Lockdown: How Migrant Crisis Left Thousands Of Sahariya Tribals In The Lurch

Revisiting Lockdown: How Migrant Crisis Left Thousands Of Sahariya Tribals In The Lurch

Lockdown gave way to various challenges for Sahariyas. Like food, sanitation, and even child marriage. Cases of silicosis and Tuberculosis are rampant among...


11 February 2022
Living On The Edge: The Pandemic And Its Axe On The Migrant Workers

Living On The Edge: The Pandemic And Its Axe On The Migrant Workers

The migrant workers, the fringe labourers and the last man, it has been a testing time for the lot as the pandemic took away every ounce of security from their...


09 February 2022
Pandemic And Lockdown Spell Doom On Kashmiri Migrant Workers In Shimla

Pandemic And Lockdown Spell Doom On Kashmiri Migrant Workers In Shimla

Fondly called  'Khans' or 'Khan bhai' in Shimla’s parlance, there are 6,000 to 7,000 Kashmiri labourers, few of them in the second and third generation,...


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03 February 2022
Reports On Mass Exodus Of Migrant Workers False; States Should Be Wary Of Rumour Mongering: Govt

Reports On Mass Exodus Of Migrant Workers False; States Should Be Wary Of Rumour Mongering: Govt

The third wave hit the country last month, forcing states to impose local restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19. Some states have imposed night as well...


02 February 2022
Forced Labour And Other Violations At Dubai Expo: Human Rights Report

Forced Labour And Other Violations At Dubai Expo: Human Rights Report

At a time, when the Dubai Expo has churned out its success, the migrant workers are experiencing rampant violations of labour rights and hardship.


19 January 2022
SC To Consider Hearing Plea Seeking Food, Welfare Measures For Migrant Workers During Third COVID Wave

SC To Consider Hearing Plea Seeking Food, Welfare Measures For Migrant Workers During Third COVID Wave

It has sought details of foodgrains provided by the Centre to the states for implementing the food schemes for migrant workers.


14 January 2022
Migrant Labourers Are Apprehensive Of Another Bout Of Lockdown

Migrant Labourers Are Apprehensive Of Another Bout Of Lockdown

WIth the country plunged into the third wave, migrant workers are worried that there could be a replay of the lockdown episodes of the previous years.


10 January 2022
The Migrant Worker As A Tragic Hero, From Reel To Real

The Migrant Worker As A Tragic Hero, From Reel To Real

The sufferings of migrant workers have become the most rivetingly tragic tale of our times


28 December 2021
Christmas Day Violence At Kizhakkambalam: Police Will Foot Medical Expenses Of Injured Officers

Christmas Day Violence At Kizhakkambalam: Police Will Foot Medical Expenses Of Injured Officers

Police arrested 164 migrant workers from the quarters provided for the labourers inside the Kitex garments industrial complex and till Monday night around 76...


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26 December 2021
Bodies Of 27 Migrants Wash Ashore In Libya, Says Red Crescent

Bodies Of 27 Migrants Wash Ashore In Libya, Says Red Crescent

According to the U.N. migration agency, around 1,500 migrants have drowned in numerous boat mishaps and shipwrecks in the Central Mediterranean route this...


25 May 2020
In Pics | Lullaby Road: World Locked Indoors, Homeless Grasp These Safe Havens

In Pics | Lullaby Road: World Locked Indoors, Homeless Grasp These Safe Havens

As the world is locked indoors, homeless sleepers lay proprietorial claim to their cities. (This was first published on 25 May, 2020.)


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