Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

India’s selective Covid crackdown

Supporters of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi at a rally (Getty images)

India’s Covid crisis is raging out of control. Over the past two months, the country has witnessed a staggering ten-fold increase in infections. On Monday alone, 259,167 cases were reported. And there are fears the true infection rate might be much higher. Yet India’s government is turning a blind eye to certain religious festivals which may be fuelling the problem.

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