Protecting women is missing from pandemic management measures in India

Ashwini Deshpande
Protecting women is missing from pandemic management measures in India

If saving human lives is the overarching objective, it is worth asking ourselves this question: could the lockdown, which is essential, be organised better to minimise or eliminate the loss of lives from the negative consequences of the pandemic management measures? There are stories about the immense hardships faced by migrant workers, daily wagers, health workers, and people with disabilities. Coupled with these are racist attacks on people from north-east India because of their similarity with Chinese phenotype.