The skin-burning ink stamp the authorities made us get to prove a "health check" while making our way to Delhi. We were forced to go by escort to a makeshift medical tent off the main road to a dark empty field alone with armed officers. It has blistered and burned my skin so I will likely have April 9 branded in my hand long-term. The locals were allowed to pass...the foreigners forced to go with authorities to get "screened." One last literal scar to go home with. Photo: Anietra Hamper

The skin-burning ink stamp the authorities made us get to prove a “health check” while making our way to Delhi. We were forced to go by escort to a makeshift medical tent off the main road to a dark empty field alone with armed officers. It has blistered and burned my skin so I will likely have April 9 branded in my hand long-term. The locals were allowed to pass…the foreigners forced to go with authorities to get “screened.” One last literal scar to go home with. Photo: Anietra Hamper

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