National Desk: The migrant workers have started returning home once again, fearing Corona's panic again and the long-term lockdown being implemented. A large number of migrant workers are moving from all over the country to their native places of residence. These scenes of exodus bring back memories of last year, when thousands of migrant workers were seen on the road during the first nationwide lockdown applied for epidemic prevention.
According to eyewitnesses, vehicles of migrant workers are once visible on the streets after a year-long hiatus. These include motorcycles to mini trucks and black and yellow auto rickshaws. Ramsharan Singh (40), going from Mumbai to Uttar Pradesh to Ballia with his auto rickshaw, said that corona virus infection is increasing badly in Mumbai. Like last year, this time too, if there is a long lockdown then there will be a crisis of livelihood for us. So we are returning home.
Mohammad Shadab (25), returning to his home in Bhojpur district of Bihar by motorcycle, works in a restaurant in Mumbai. He told that I want to reach home as soon as possible. I will think about returning to Mumbai only when the epidemic improves. Otherwise I will do some small work in Bihar itself. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court directed all the states to make them aware of the number of migrant children and their status.
The court gave this instruction on a petition that sought to direct the protection of the fundamental rights of migrant children in the midst of the Kovid-19 global epidemic. The petition said that the unprecedented lockdown created the migrant crisis and has also impacted the migrant children and their fundamental and human rights impact and ongoing crisis is clearly visible. ” It said that the lockdown has wreaked havoc on migrant children and so far there has been no assessment of the number and needs of migrant children, infants, pregnant or lactating migrant women.