Bihar encephalitis to lynchings to #MeToo – why Indians don’t take issues to the finish line

The Supreme Court Monday “came down heavily on the Centre and Bihar government” for the rising number of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome deaths in Nitish Kumar’s Bihar. Chances are that in 10 days, we won’t remember that over 150 children had died in Muzaffarpur as the news cycle would have turned three or four times by then and we would all be outraging about some entirely different issue. It appears that in India at least, outrage cycles have failed to create change. Even the #MeToo movement has run aground.

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