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Nikhil Dey, RTI activist and founding member of Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS), interviewed by Rakesh Kumar (TheStatesman.com)

-The Statesman NIKHIL DEY is one of the founding members of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS). Since 1990, he has been a full-time MKSS activist and a member of the organisation’s decision-making collective. A leading social activist, Dey has always been involved in grassroots struggles for land and payment of minimum wages. He has also been part of the organisation’s involvement in some groundbreaking campaigns such as people’s Right to Information...

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Better to leave now: Migrant Workers in Delhi, Mumbai head home amid fear of lockdown

-IndiaToday.com Several Migrant Workers in Delhi and Mumbai were seen heading to their home states amid fear of another lockdown, as Covid-19 cases witness a steep rise in the country. As India witnesses a resurgence in Covid 19 cases, it is the Migrant Workers who are staring at an uncertain future with several states announcing night curfews and weekend lockdowns. In Delhi, many Migrant Workers were seen leaving for their home states from...

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Industry hit in Kerala as workers from West Bengal, Assam leave for voting -MP Praveen

-The Hindu Labourers from West Bengal, Assam have gone home to exercise their franchise Kochi: Kabir Ahmad (name changed), a migrant worker in Perumbavoor, had to spend a small fortune on a flight ticket to return home to Hojai district of Assam last month following his parents’ anguished plea to get back in time for voting. Their desperation was borne out of the perceived danger posed to the community by the National...

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Centre praises Rajasthan’s achievements in ration card scheme

-The Hindu Make the process for procurement of wheat offline in current season, says Jaipur . JAIPUR: The Centre has praised the achievements of Rajasthan in the implementation of “one nation, one ration card” scheme to enable the Migrant Workers and their family members access the benefits of PDS from anywhere. Rajasthan is the 12th State to successfully undertake the reform. Union Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey, who was on a visit to the...

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Migrant Workers should have political voice, say experts

-The Indian Express On the Covid-19 lockdown in India, Tumbe said that while internal migration takes place in all countries, India was probably the only country that faced a massive migration crisis. The recent laws in Jharkhand and Haryana that reserve private sector jobs for local residents are “nativist” and should be struck down, panelists said Tuesday at the second edition of the eight-part webinar series — Thinc Migration — organised by...

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