BJP lawmaker warns against buying vegetables from Muslim vendors to keep safe from virus

In a widely circulated video on Indian social media, Tiwari can be seen telling people to “keep one thing in mind […] do not buy vegetables from miyan (Muslims)”. Read: In Modi’s India, virus fallout inflames divisions between Muslims and Hindus Talking to Indian publication The Wire, Tiwari later confirmed he had made those remarks “around April 17-18”, and…

With COVID-19 data in terms of outdated UCs, coordination in pandemic crisis is a big challenge

Eyebrows have been raised at the Sindh government’s preparations for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic after the startling disclosure on Saturday that the Sindh health department has all this time been using old and no-longer-valid demarcations of union councils and union committees (UCs) in the compilation of data of COVID-19 cases. As many UCs of…