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Migrant Workers Leave Kashmir as Fear Swells Due to Series of Killings -Anees Zargar

-Newsclick.in The month of October has been worse with over 30 killings reported from the region that includes as many as 12 civilians with at least 11 of them killed by militants as close targets. Srinagar: The killing of non-local workers in a fresh series of attacks by suspected militants have prompted the departure of scores of non-locals from Jammu and Kashmir, amidst rising fear and tension in the region. At least two...

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After killings, minorities in Kashmir ask why there are no public protests condemning them -Safwat Zargar

-Scroll.in While quiet olive branches have been extended between communities, there have been no major demonstrations. “Hundred percent of my friends are Kashmiri Muslim,” said the 29-year-old who lives in the densely packed downtown area of Srinagar. Theirs is in the only Kashmiri Pandit family in the locality. He lives with his mother and sister in their ancestral home in downtown Srinagar, one of the few Kashmiri Pandit families who stayed back after...

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Hurdles ahead for One Nation One Ration Card scheme -Sameet Panda

-GaonConnection.com The One Nation One Ration card scheme was launched in June 2019 to reform the Public Distribution System (PDS). However, close to 100 million people are estimated to be excluded from the PDS. There are several other challenges in the new scheme that need to be addressed. The condition of Migrant Workers suddenly shot to the limelight in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic as hundreds of thousands of migrants...

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India’s migrant construction workers: An analysis of their welfare framework -Subhomay Saha, Karan Peer and Shrabani Saha

-Down to Earth There are prominent shortcomings in implementation, especially registration of workers and and collection and distribution of Cess The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic had widespread and devastating consequences to communities and enterprises in India and across the globe. However, the situation was particularly grim for the 453.6 million internal migrants in India, evidenced by the unprecedented ‘reverse migration’ witnessed during the pandemic.  Their vulnerabilities were exacerbated by the fact a...

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National helpline for migrant and informal workers launched by civil society organisations

-Press statement by Working Peoples Charter (WPC) and Aajeevika Bureau dated 18th September, 2021 The Working Peoples Charter (WPC), along with Aajeevika Bureau, launched the National Helpline for workers on September 18, 2021, at the Press Club in Mumbai. The helpline, known as the India Labourline, has been operational since July 16, 2021, and has its headquarters in Mumbai. In the last two months, the helpline has received 2497 calls and provided...

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