As protests surge against a controversial new citizenship law and related attacks on students, emergency health care is becoming an unlikely battlefield between the government and its critics, OZY reports. More than 20 people have died in clashes, but their families are still awaiting postmortem reports from hospitals — which may be under pressure from authorities not to divulge details. Some doctors also claim they've been warned by police against treating protesters at all.
What's the end result? The Indian Medical Association called the situation "a new low in civic life," while international health groups have spoken out against what appears to be a state crackdown on basic rights.