[WSMDiscuss] COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown- People on the Margins Suffer More

Umakant uk4in at yahoo.co.in
Mon Apr 27 16:15:10 CEST 2020

Dear Friends

Greetings! On the links given belowyou could read and also watch video about sufferings of people during theCOVID-19 pandemic lockdown belonging to the most marginalized and vulnerablesections of Indian society. 


Do pass it on to others in yourcircle/network.


Lockdown nobar for kangaroo court in Uttar Pradesh

Piyush Srivastava, The Telegraph, April 27, 2020 



A video of an incident purportedly shows a boy being made torub his nose on the feet of all those who had been called. 




HandsReach For Water, Biscuits From Shut Gates At Agra Quarantine Unit

Alok Pandey, NDTV, April 26, 2020 



Agra coronavirus: In one of the two videos, 25 seconds long, a man inprotective gear is seen throwing biscuit packets close to the gate and peoplefrom the other side stretch their hands to try and reach them. 




In Western Assam, a single mother struggles to put foodon her family’s plate amid lockdown

Abdul Kalam Azad & Harsh Mandar, Scroll, April 26, 2020 



On most days, Marjina and her family eat just boiled rice with salt andwater.




Ground Report: ‘We Will Starve, IfWe Sit at Home’

Bhasha Singh, NewsClick, April 25, 2020 



In this ground report, Bhasha Singh talks about the struggleduring the lockdown of those who grow vegetables in Yamuna Khadar and sellthose. The government is blissfully unaware of the difficulties people have toface to be able to feed themselves. Singh also focuses on the hardships ofthose who have the job of carrying and delivering the grains/food andessentials. 




'OurLife Has No Value?' JNU Sanitation Workers Clean Hostels With No Pay orProtection

RakhiBose, News18, April 24, 2020



Despitebeing made to come to work amid the national lockdown, the workers have notbeen provided any protective gear such as masks or gloves.




Nosalary for months, Delhi municipal staff’s struggles have multiplied in Covidlockdown

Aneesha Bedi, The Print, April 23, 2020 

No salary for months, Delhi municipal staff's struggles have multiplied in Covid lockdown

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No salary for months, Delhi municipal staff's struggles have multiplied ...

They include frontline staff such as doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, sanitation workers, para-medical staff...




They include frontline staff such as doctors, nurses, healthcare workers,sanitation workers, para-medical staff, engineering staff and teachers amongothers. 




With Regards 

Umakant, Ph. D 

New Delhi 


My final words of advice to you are educate, agitate and organize; have faith in yourself. With justice on our side I do not see how we can lose our battle. The battle to me is a matter of joy. The battle is in the fullest sense spiritual. There is nothing material or social in it. For ours is a battle not for wealth or for power. It is battle for freedom. It is the battle of reclamation of human personality. 
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