India’s Corona Virus Response Must Address Caste and Class Divide

How do you discuss self-quarantine with a person sharing a tiny shanty with 10 people in a slum? How do you advise social distancing to a manual scavenger? How do you tell an adivasi, who struggles for one meal a day, to prioritise hand sanitisers? The measures taken by the government are important but coloured with class bias. The article provides context and recommendations to rethink guidelines to move towards more holistic and inclusive approach.

https://qz.com/india/1828141/indias-coronavirus-response-must-address-caste-and-class-divide/

Authored by Anup Agarwal and Yogesh Jain, for QUARTZ India

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