articles by Aayush Rathi and Sreyan Chatterjee

India

Indian states' decision to suspend labour law amid COVID-19 crisis is delirious policy-making not backed by empirical analysis

The utter disregard for the value of human life could not be starker than in using the COVID-19 crisis as the foreground for the whittling down of labour rights. The proposed moves are the most short-sighted manifestation of the hasty assumptions that continue to undergird the case for neoliberal reform of India’s labour law framework.