Migrant Labours and COVID19



This is painful/ shameful moment in the Indian Independent history, but who will care about the difficulties and suffering of the migrants or the poor?

They will again write history of new India, where they will not mention all those things, which is happening on the roads or railway tracks, people are hungry, not getting water or food. People are on foot or on cycle, trying to travel thousands kilometers. They don't have any idea, how they will eat or drink water in the next couple of days during the entire journey.

But, certainly they are aware, no one is these city, who can assured their dignified shelters. I know the migrants and the causes of going to city. I am sure you all must be aware, they need money to run the family or in many case they need some cash income, so they can sustain their life with small land in village or by doing agricultural work in the field. During my childhood I was always wondered, why they are calling Mumbai, Delhi or Kolkata as a Pradesh. For them the village or Mati(land) is the desh (country). It was always illusion for me, because I learned seriously to my school text book of Civics, about the constitution of India, which constitution gives us an equal citizenship for all. But, in practical terms, we are far from reality, what are experiencing now during COVID or otherwise.

Dr Ambedkar rightly said "We are going in to enter into a life of contradictions. In politics we will we have equality and in social and economic life we will have inequality. How long shall we continue to live this life of contradictions? How long shall we continue to deny equality in our social and economic life?"

 

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