In 2020, India suddenly went into a national lockdown without advance planning or adequate government support, which led to a humanitarian crisis in addition to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Millions of jobs disappeared and hunger was a serious issue. Tens of millions of migrant workers struggled to get home — often on foot — and many died attempting the journey. In this episode, we bring you the story of Gulzar, a migrant worker who left his village as a child and traveled across the country, to earn money to support his family.
These stories need to be told.
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The episode on Gulzar was heart-wrenching. The failure of the state on so many fronts, and the helplessness of Gulzar and many like him, is a reminder of how India has failed its most vulnerable.