Fifteen people have been named by the police in a vast chargesheet filed over the Delhi riots that raged through the capital city in February this year, leaving more than 50 people dead and property worth crores damaged.
After failing to come up with data on the number of migrants killed while making their way back to villages, the government said it did not have the complete data on the number of healthcare staff, including doctors, nurses, support staff and ASHA workers, who have been affected by and died of Covid
India has a large workforce of internal migrant workers that shape our economy. But, there is no concrete data on their numbers. The estimates range from 70 million to 194 million migrant workers. Predictably, policies for this ‘invisible population’ are missing.