A Tussle between Human Rights and Economic Development: An Augmenting Gap between the Rich and the Poor amidst Covid-19 in India

  • Somya Babel
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  • Somya Babel

    Advocate in India

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The piqued relationship between human rights and economic development has been persisting for a long time irrespective of various reforms and policies. The stifle between the two has garnered the attention of various policymakers and the activists to strike a balance without one aspect overpowering the other. The conflict once again got stimulated during Covid-19 where the entire world encountered an economy fiasco on the one hand and a blatant human rights violation on the other hand. The same was experienced by India where the government made several attempts to make mutual concessions between the two. The aim was to relieve the financially middle class and the lower class of the society but ended up aiding the well-off families to become wealthier. The reformative actions taken by the government has failed to emanate the basic rights to the marginalized sections of the society. It has been a tough time for India to tackle the economic crisis but depriving the masses of their basic rights is never justifiable. The government through various reforms has endeavored to ameliorate the standard of living of all the classes of the society but what needs to be done is to aid affordability and accessibility in the short term and long term. This paper aims at evaluating the evil factors of the economy which have led to the widened rich-poor gap even more during Covid-19 in India. This paper propounds an effective mechanism to curtail the inequalities and portrays various tools that shall prompt economic development without hindering human rights in India.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 6, Page 944 - 955

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.112321

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