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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

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OurDirtyUnderwear publishes comics on Instagram. 

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