Professor S Irudaya Rajan of Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, led the Kerala Migration Study 2018
It is painful to see that migrants are still not being prioritised for vaccination drives even when specialised drives for various age groups have started.
Post COVID-19, Kerala stares at the prospect of large-scale return migration from the Gulf. Scholar who led Kerala Migration Survey looks at trends, possibilities.
The government must take up this issue with the relevant authorities in Kuwait to facilitate the smooth return of Indians after the travel ban is lifted.
Of late, there have been changes in the destination choices of Indian migrants. The preference seems to be for non-Anglophone countries despite the integration challenges.
The religious undertone of this exercise is problematic. By explicitly naming the religions getting exemptions, the Bill flouts the fundamental right to equality enshrined in Article 14 of the Constitution.
An Expert Explains: The economic boom within the Gulf countries gave migration a considerable boost, reaching its peak in terms of both numbers and remittances.