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No Data, No Deaths, No Responsibility

 A short comic on how the Indian Government has denied keeping any records of deaths of migrant workers, healthcare professionals and job losses from MSME companies. 
 

Illustrated and Written by OurDirtyUnderwear

September 23, 2020

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Illustration by OurDirtyUnderwear

OurDirtyUnderwear publishes comics on Instagram. 

Further Reading

Caste and Gender: A Systemic Obliteration of Justice

The legal system, rather than effectively and actively working to hold those who commit caste-based crimes acocuntable for their actions, has instead become a space for further discrimination.

SANTVANA KUMAR

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Readings For An Anti-Caste Education

The eighth edition of Akademi Mag's Love, Pavemented collates a few anti-caste readings from Dalit and Bahujan activists and leaders.

SUKHNIDH KAUR

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We Must Call It What It Is: Caste-Based Violence

A nineteen-year-old girl who belonged to a Dalit community was brutally raped and killed by four upper caste men. This is not just a case of rape. It’s a caste atrocity.

JYOTSNA SIDDHARTH

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‘A silk weaver can only weave silk, he cannot wear it.’

The Tamil film, Kanchivaram, explores the exploitation of weavers in Tamil Nadu through the story of its protagonist Vengadam, who belongs to the traditional silk weaving community, and is set within a period that saw weavers struggling with economic inequality and rapidly rising suicide rates.

SAACHI D'SOUZA

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Your rainbow doesn't hide your casteism

There are a lot of structural reasons why Guruswamy and Katju get to present themselves as leaders of this movement, and in doing so, tap into exactly the structural violence through which Section 377 has come to be represented.

AKHIL KANG and VQUEERAM ADITYA SAHAI

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It Means I Have Been Arrested

Umar Khalid was arrested on 13th September. He was arrested for his alleged involvement in a conspiracy to incite the violence that broke out in Northeast Delhi in February 2020.

EDITORIAL TEAM

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Sex Work Under The Colonial Raj: Calcutta

Major designated sex trade zones exist only in Delhi, West Bengal and Maharashtra. There are specific historical reasons behind the rise of both brothels and red-light areas in these cities.

NIHIRA RAM

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The Women, The System, The Struggle: The Story of ASHA Workers

What do a million women, who connect remote parts of this country to healthcare, do when a system insists on deflating their worth?

SAUMYA KALIA

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What We Get Wrong About Drug Abuse

Drugs and addiction are fundamentally intertwined, and yet the word ‘addiction’ does not appear in the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (1985) of India.

RONNY SEN

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Bans, Boycotts and Borders

India has announced three rounds of app bans in response to skirmishes on its border with China. While China is yet to respond with any economic sanctions, tensions are escalating and it is fair to assume that these are impending.

DEV LEWIS

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Felt Delhi was No Longer My City

Ayush Tiwari won praise for his coverage of the violence that broke out in Northeast Delhi in late February, but it was this assignment that altered his relationship with Delhi and its people.

ABHIMANYU HAZARIKA

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