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Migration and the call of home

After weeks of hard-to-control crowds taking to the streets to find a way home, more chaos is likely to ensue as reluctant governments piece together plans to transport them home

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Lockdown | Coronavirus | migrant workers

Sunil Sethi 

Sunil Sethi

Let me go home” is the desperate cry common to stories of the thousands of migrants stranded in cities, corralled in detention centres en route, or somehow dodging inter-state barriers and highway patrols to reach their villages thousands of miles away.

After weeks of hard-to-control crowds taking to the streets to find a way home, more chaos is likely to ensue as reluctant governments piece together plans to transport them home after ensuring safety procedures. This was inevitable, given the growing restiveness among this workforce, and the grim accounts unfolding before our ...

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First Published: Sat, May 02 2020. 00:41 IST
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