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Tuesday, September 08, 2020

70 lakh youth lost jobs, 50 thousand committed suicide. News channel only sees Sushant, Kangana and Riya

 

70 lakh youth lost jobs, 50 thousands committed suicide. News channel only sees Sushant, Kangana and Riya

 

 

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In India, 70 lakh youth lost jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 50 thousand people have committed suicide. The orgy of unemployment continues throughout the country, but the news channel only sees Sushant, Kangana and Riya. News Channels always follow the instructions of the government.


What seems to be lost is the much-needed conversation on Unemployment, Suicide, clinical depression and mental health issues.

 

After Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, the entire film industry poured in condolences and tributes to the actor, known for his work in films such as Chhichhore, Kai Po Che, and Ms Dhoni – The Untold Story.

 

However, within days, the incident triggered a ferocious debate on nepotism within the Hindi film industry and the struggles of an ‘outsider’ trying to make it big in Bollywood. Actor Kangana Ranaut gave multiple video interviews to allege that a “movie mafia” was responsible for harming Rajput’s career. However, she soon started attacking other actors such as Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhasker, calling them “B grade”.

 

With every day, there’s a new agency, a new politician and a new actor jumping into the drama surrounding the investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, while the news and entertainment media as well as people on social media conduct their own trial.

 

In the melee, what seems to be lost is the much-needed conversation on Unemployment, Suicide, clinical depression and mental health issues.

  

Half of the world's youth population is subject to anxiety or depression-causing circumstances and more than a third are uncertain of their future career prospects due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey by the International Labor Organization.

 

Multiple cases of COVID-19-related suicides in India have been reported in mass media and psychiatric literature.17–22 For example...

 A 19-year-old waitress in India died in a hospital after a suicide attempt because of fears of the ‘mental health impacts’ of isolation.

 A 66-year-old man with throat cancer hanged himself in a City hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus. 

 A man in Illinois who feared that he and his girlfriend contracted the coronavirus fatally shot his girlfriend and then killed himself. They tested negative for the coronavirus.

 A 36-year-old man killed himself because he and people in his village thought that he was infected with COVID-19 because he had fever and cold symptoms.

 A postmortem examination showed that he did not have COVID-19. The 49-year-old head of the Emergency Department in a hospital died by suicide after telling her family about the tremendous suffering and death she witnessed while taking care of coronavirus patients. 

 Also, there is a huge increase of calls to suicide prevention hotlines in India during the current COVID-19 epidemic.

  

 As many as  71 lakh youth in the country lost jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic while construction and farm sector workers account for the majority of job losses, according to a joints report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). "For India, the report estimates job loss for 4.1 million youth. Construction and agriculture have witnessed the major job losses among seven key sectors," said the ILO-ADB report, titled 'Tackling the COVID-19 .

 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi once again targeted the Narendra Modi-led government and warned that India will not be able to provide jobs to its youth because of the severe economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, ANI reported on Thursday. He claimed that his predictions would come true within six to seven months.

 

“India will not be able to provide employment to youth,” Gandhi said in a video message. “Media made fun of me when I warned the country that there will be heavy loss due to Covid-19. Today I am saying our country won’t be able to give jobs. If you don’t agree then wait for six to seven months.”


On Wednesday, the Congress leader said that nearly two crore people became unemployed in the last four months due to the pandemic. The news report cited by Gandhi claimed that around 1.89 crore people lost their jobs in India since April.

 

“The future of two crore families is in the dark,” he added. “The truth about unemployment and destruction of the economy cannot be hidden from the country by peddling fake news and hatred on Facebook.”

 

Gandhi was referring to an August 14 report in The Wall Street Journal that claimed that Facebook had chosen to ignore hate speech made by the Bharatiya  Janata Party on its platform, to protect its commercial interests in India. A political controversy has erupted over the allegations, which the saffron party has denied. The Congress on Tuesday even wrote to Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg asking him to investigate the matter.

 

 

Gandhi has repeatedly attacked the Modi-led government over the past few months over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak in India. On August 9, he claimed that Modi had failed to provide the two crore jobs every year that he promised. He also accused the prime minister of enacting policies that “destroyed India’s economic structure”, and left many people jobless.

 

Since the pandemic shut businesses in March, unemployment in the country has surged sharply. On Monday, a report by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy said nearly 50 lakh salaried persons lost their jobs in July as a result of a partial lockdown.

 

The finance ministry, in a report released on July 6, said that India’s Gross Domestic Product is expected to contract 4.5% in the 2020-’21 financial year as predicted by the International Monetary Fund. The ministry cited the “unprecedented Covid-19 induced supply-demand shocks” for the downward revision of the economic growth.

 

The Reserve Bank of India’s projections have also shown that India’s Gross Domestic Product will contract in 2020-’21.

 

The Narendra Modi-led government imposed a complete lockdown in the country from March 25 to April 19, banning all except essential activities. From April 20, very limited economic activities were allowed to resume. In June, the government began the “Unlock 1” phase, slowly reopening the economy and devolving decision-making power to the states.

  

Immediately after Rajput’s death, the entire film industry poured in condolences and tributes to the actor, known for his work in films such as Chhichhore, Kai Po Che, and Ms Dhoni – The Untold Story.


However, within days, the incident triggered a ferocious debate on nepotism within the Hindi film industry and the struggles of an  ‘outsider’ trying to make it big in Bollywood. Actor Kangana Ranaut gave multiple video interviews to allege that a “movie mafia” was responsible for harming Rajput’s career. However, she soon started attacking other actors such as Taapsee Pannu and Swara Bhasker, calling them “B grade”.

 

With every day, there’s a new agency, a new politician and a new actor jumping into the drama surrounding the investigation into Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, while the news and entertainment media as well as people on social media conduct their own trial.

 

In the melee, what seems to be lost is the much-needed conversation on clinical depression and mental health issues.

 

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