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Migrant Worker Exodus Is No Confidence Vote Against Centre -Brinda Karat

-NDTV Spraying chemicals on migrant workers to sanitize them as in Uttar Pradesh. Locking them up in a shed as in Bihar. Opening temporary jails for them as in Haryana. Herding them into ill-equipped quarantine centers across national highways. A Home Ministry circular invoking the penal provisions of the National Disaster Management Act to imprison such defaulters. India has shamed itself in its utterly inhuman treatment of migrant workers - jobless,...

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17 Migrant Workers, Kin Have Died Trying to Return Home Since the Lockdown Started PM Modi announced on March 24 that a 21-day lockdown would start within four hours, setting in motion a desperate struggle by workers and their families in urban areas to return home to their villages. New Delhi: At least 17 migrant labourers and their family members – including five children – have lost their lives so far in the course of their desperate efforts to return home since Prime Minister Narendra...

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With no job or money, migrant workers struggle to find food -Avinash Nair

-The Indian Express Despite the directions from the state government, migrant labourers can be seen walking on the roads to reach their destinations.Avinas Ahmedabad: Shambu Prasad, a 22-year-old migrant worker from Bihar, lost his job on the very first day when the Gujarat government announced a three-day lockdown on April 22 in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak. With just Rs. 50 in his pocket and a few kilograms of wheat flour, Prasad,...

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Ground Report: Chaos at Anand Vihar as Buses Prepare to Take Migrant Workers Home -Ajoy Ashirwad Mahaprashasta and Anuj Srivas Thousands of migrant workers are waiting to take buses to UP and the Bihar border after they lost their livelihoods due to the lockdown. New Delhi: At the Anand Vihar Bus Terminal and its immediate surrounding areas on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, the mass evacuation of thousands of daily-wage labourers and migrant workers is underway. Over the last five days, the national lockdown imposed to tackle COVID-19 has left a multitude of...

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Coping with coronavirus: Big challenge for India’s 37%— ‘internal migrants’ -Seema Chishti

-The Indian Express Jagdish (22), from Madhya Pradesh, does a mason’s work and is worried that even if the contractor gives money, that would be a loan, not relief. “It would be a very big government school when built,” says Kaushalendra Trivedi (45), a recent migrant from Gorakhpur, employed as a guard in Uttam Nagar in the national capital’s Rajkiya Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya. His family is five kilometres away in a makeshift...

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