Migrant Workers Protest At Bandra Station Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

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Migrant Workers Protest At Bandra Station Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

Mumbai’s Bandra West railway station was rushed with migrant laborers who were assuming to get back to their home as they thought the 21 days nation-wide lockdown to end on Tuesday.

The people gathered at the Mumbai’s Bandra West railway station are mostly daily wage migrant laborers who are not able to earn since the central government had imposed a complete nationwide lockdown on March 25. Earlier, the complete nation-wide lockdown was assumed to end on April 14, but PM Modi announced that the nation-wide lockdown avid coronavirus has been continued till May 3.

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Mumbai’s Bandra West Railway station witnessed a large crowd

The daily wage migrants started gathering outside Mumbai’s Bandra West railway station in a large number. The local residents of Bandra predicted that there were around 3,000 daily wage migrants assembled at the place. BJP MLA Ashish Shelar, who was at the spot said that they demand to run the train to UP and Bihar so that daily wage migrants can go back to their native places safely.

Migrant Workers Protest At Bandra Station Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

“Daily wage earners, numbering around 1,000, gathered at suburban Bandra (West) bus depot near the Bandra West railway station and hunched on road at around 3 pm,” said, a police official. They added the migrants, who live on rent in slums in the nearby Patel Nagri locality (Mumbai), were insisting on the suitable arrangement of transport facilities so that they can go back to their native towns and villages safely.

All the daily wage earners originally hail from states like West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh.

Maharashtra Cabinet minister Aslam Sheikh who guaranteed that there was no shortage of food for the daily wage migrants in the city.

Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said that the state government has been able to sure the daily wage migrant workers to not go back to their native places as they may carry the coronavirus infection with them hometowns.

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