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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

-TheWire.in 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

-TheWire.in 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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