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Dispatch 40 | Why the Homeless Don’t Fight Over Religion

Dispatch 40 | Why the Homeless Don’t Fight Over Religion

In the 40th video dispatch in the StoriesAsia On The Road series, our reporters met with homeless people from various religious backgrounds who were living together in Delhi’s Yamuna Pushta area. They were facing starvation during the initial days of the COVID-19 lockdown. Yet they were gladly sharing whatever little food they had with each other. The reporters also spoke to a man who was HIV Positive and living with others without having to hide that he had AIDS. The reporters asked if poverty brings them together and insulates them against disputes and discrimination that are commonplace among those who are more fortunate?

** “On the Road” is a new series by StoriesAsia on the Coronavirus outbreak where we bring you stories that help you respond to this ongoing historic pandemic. Using their vehicles, StoriesAsia journalists will travel around to bring you stories of not just pain and suffering but also healing and heroism.

StoriesAsia, a collective of independent journalists from 16 South Asian and Southeast Asian countries, seeks to replace the present-day parade of faceless numbers with humanising narrative nonfiction – a largely ignored journalistic genre in the region.

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