India’s Marginalized Girls Fighting Child Marriage

India’s Marginalized Girls Fighting Child Marriage

More than 1,200 girls in Rajasthan start a movement against child marriages, which saw a spike during the COVID pandemic. By Parth MN via Al Jazeera Rajasthan, India – “I want to study at least up to 12th standard (grade)” was Saira Bano’s heartfelt cry when...
India’s child victims of COVID-19

India’s child victims of COVID-19

The pandemic has worsened the plight of some of India’s most vulnerable children. By Ruth Dsouza Prabhu Last year, Shyam*, 17, became one of the thousands of children in danger of living on the streets of India. Shyam’s father had abandoned his family in...
Covid Desperation Is Spreading Across India

Covid Desperation Is Spreading Across India

via The New York Times Infections, deaths and breakdowns that began in big cities a few weeks ago are rapidly advancing into rural areas, unleashing deep fear in places with little medical safety net. Every day the Indian media delivers a heavy dose of...
Why isn’t India in full lockdown?

Why isn’t India in full lockdown?

via BBC News.com The central government is reluctant to impose a national lockdown, which the prime minister has called a “last resort”. Senior leaders fear the economic impact, after last year’s lockdown saw India’s output fall by a record 24%...