Jhansi: Nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus has left migrant labourers helpless. They are struggling to go back to their native place.
Most of them were either employed with MSMEs or the construction sector. Nearly all have lost their jobs and had no time to reach their villages before the national lockdown was announced.
Recently, a video of migrant kid went viral on social media.
The video shows a migrant kid sleeping on his mother’s suitcase while she was walking on foot to reach their destination.
Video of the sleeping kid on trolly bag pic.twitter.com/t77AXiZG3u— Arvind Chauhan (@Arv_Ind_Chauhan) May 14, 2020
After the video went viral, netizens started criticizing the government.
💔 Woman migrant walking to Jhansi with her child #MigrantsOnTheRoad https://t.co/EiABKbHLin— Gargi Rawat (@GargiRawat) May 14, 2020
No one should be subjected to this. No one. Migrant workers are still walking, with exhausted children in this summer heat. Their pictures are everywhere on social media, in news. What is STILL stopping governments from arranging their transport? https://t.co/fjLaCD960W— Rituparna Chatterjee (@MasalaBai) May 14, 2020
Must we not forget this ever. What have we done to them. https://t.co/KrTy5pvuhF— Adil hussain (@_AdilHussain) May 14, 2020
Earlier, a video of a migrant who was forced to haul his pregnant wife and son on a makeshift cart to travel a distance of 700 km from Hyderabad to Madhya Pradesh went viral.