Singapore Syndrome’ is all about faster spread of COVID-19 cases during lockdown in situations where maintaining social distancing is impossible like the cramped dormitories housing the foreign migrant workers in Singapore. Places like Dharavi slum in Mumbai are all but big dormitories far worse than the dormitories of Singapore. India’s lockdown has caused the largest internal displacement ever recorded in history and it exposed the migrants to colossal humanitarian crisis not only because of the failure of the government but the Supreme Court to ensure the right to life and liberty, the right to freedom of movement with safety and dignity as guaranteed under Articles 14, 19(1) and 21 of the Constitution and enforce Section 12 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005. India must take course corrective measures to tackle COVID-19 pandemic.
The Rights and Risks Analysis Group (RRAG) today called for an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the killing of Mr Cheristerfield Thangkhiew, former leader of the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) during a police raid at his home in Shillong on 13th August 2021. Meghalaya Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui resigned yesterday […]
NDTV On Left, Right and Centre, as the BJP looks all set to form or be part of governments in all three northeastern states that went to polls last month, unlikely allies Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party forge an arrangement for the UP bypolls and Chief Ministers KCR of Telangana and Mamata Banerjee of […]