The covid-19 pandemic was a big humanitarian crisis faced globally. Many developing countries were pushed towards extreme poverty. The scenario triggered us, as individuals, to counter numerous moral dilemmas that came up. Every person delved upon their moral reasoning to assess what would be the right thing to do. The notions related to justice were called into question every time.
Many thinkers and jurists have given their theories analysing the concept of justice from time to time. In fact, every person has their own set of ideas and reasoning as to what, according to them, is justice. One amongst them was the idea of justice as fairness. This idea was discussed at length by the great political thinker John Rawls.
The present essay aims to analyse the concept of justice as fairness as given by John Rawls and its application during the covid situation in India from behind the veil of ignorance