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Even if corona doesn’t kill, hunger will kill them

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Man is a social being, and cannot survive for long in isolation. Human beings are dependent on other human beings for existence. Robinson Crusoe may sound great in a novel, but he is a fictional character. So social distancing may be acceptable for a short time, but not for long.
Moreover, 90% of our workforce is in the unorganized sector of our economy. These consist of daily wagers who will die of hunger in large numbers, with their families, if deprived of work, money, and food, as happens in a long shutdown. So even if corona does not kill them ( and only 2% who are infected by corona die of the disease ) hunger surely will.

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Markandey Katju

Written by Markandey Katju

Justice Markandey Katju is the former Chairman, Press Council of India. Prior to his appointment as Chairman, Press Council of India, he served as a Permanent judge at the Supreme Court of India.

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