How the Covid 19 crisis is exacerbating and embedding communal inequalities in India and Pakistan

By Marie Lall and Kusha Anand

Amidst the COVID-19 lockdowns there has been some amazing generosity in both the public and private sectors to keep people alive. However, not all acts have had positive social outcomes, whether intended or not. Education was forced to move on-line, with most stakeholders completely unprepared. Small differences, for example, in access to infrastructure have the potential to widen adverse education outcomes. We have also seen communities come closer together, sometimes at the cost of excluding the underprivileged and minorities. These acts have amplified the divide further. The link between education, discrimination and disadvantage is particularly pronounced both in India and Pakistan where the spread of the virus has exacerbated existing inequalities.

Read: UCL CEID Blog

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