Since 2004, successive governments have used the Rapid Action Battalion to settle political scores and stifle dissent
"I believe that if the government had taken steps to ensure that everyone remained safe, we wouldn’t be where we are today. They could have controlled this situation better."
“If I encounter a positive patient, the mask that I have been given will be of no use.”
Reporting from riot-hit areas can take a toll on mental health, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.
“People with bullet injuries had shrapnel all over their bodies. A man’s scrotum area had been split in half. The visuals were devastating.”
"When we got out, we were pelted with stones. My brother-in-law died after he was severely injured by the rioting mob."
“My sons were killed like animals. No, even animals are not killed in this manner.”
The Indian Government Now Wants To Postpone Its Plastic Ban Because of Economic Slowdown and Unemployment
On October 2, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that they would phase out single-use plastics by 2022 instead.
Between battling authorities who have closed off access to their only source of livelihood, harassment by the local mafia and a drug problem, this is the harsh reality of being a ragpicker at India’s Deonar dump.