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Opinion

Lockdown shows up public face of India's gender inequality

Men can loiter on the streets but women find much less space available to them

| India
A woman from a slum shouts about scarcity of food supply in Mumbai on Apr. 14: India's lockdown has led to a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions.   © AP

Priyanka Borpujari is a former Fulbright scholar and an award-winning journalist living between Mumbai and Tokyo.

As India imposed its lockdown in March to contain the spread of COVID-19, I imagined all the ways it would make my experience of being out and about in public as a woman easier.

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