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What COVID-19 Tells Us about Spatial Injustices in India

Abstract : In India, the COVID-19 epidemic, or more precisely the lockdown, has highlighted the country's social and spatial inequalities. The disease has brutally made the “invisible”visible, by revealing the scope of these circulatory migrations which are at the root of India's economicgrowth. After recalling the facts of this lockdown, which was both impossible to implement and deadly in its consequences, we present the foundations at the origin of the tragedy, in particular the structure of internal migrations. The article then describes the closure of internal borders, through three burning issues: special migrant trains, the dilution of the labour laws, and internal food aid. We then test what we call the “DIDI scale”, based on a Disparities
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Frédéric Landy, Camille Noûs, Kim Agrawal. What COVID-19 Tells Us about Spatial Injustices in India. Justice spatiale - Spatial justice, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, UMR LAVUE 7218, Laboratoire Mosaïques, 2020. ⟨hal-03048380⟩

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