Plight of Migrant Labor Covid19 2020
I was always a supporter for our govt. Whether it was demonetization or lockdown, we tried to find the good. But the plight of migrant labor is heart wrenching. The wailing kids, ladies trying to carry as much as possible with desire of reaching home. In anguish multiple questions arise, while such mass movement of the migrant labor happened during lockdown where was the district administration, state administration? It was lockdown- curfew and nobody literally no official took action for the mass movement of more than thousands of km covered by foot by millions of migrant labor even after the media attention. Didn't they ever got a thought to stop them, make them feel home or arrange any temporary stay like school or anything to let them stay in the host state. I know "Kanoon Andha hota hai" but the district, state and nation's administration?Looks like they need new jumala. Can't anyone literally anyone take a visible step and set example for other.
The number of people migrating is similar to mass exodus of 1947-Partition of India--Alas it is 2020 in calander. Their journey is like birbal ki khichdi.. never ending journey. N.G.O, Locals are trying to help but due to curfew and lockdown everyone is tied up. Many will yell who asked them to leave, but did they had any option. Hunger makes one do extreme. The options they had was to die from Corona or hunger or by the failed administration.
I won't blame police or media because they are serving in tough time but the policy makers where are you?
Secondly the mass migration is also risking their lives by Covid19. Military action or quick action can resolve the misery and plight of migrant labor. Yet... The nation of 28 states and 8 Union Territory, the life of poors is just a number. Numbers useful for blame game, for elections for false advertisements or credits but not the life of individual precious to their family. Yeah! the current scenario yells this loudly.