//Migrant Solidarity Centre, Bagaicha

Migrant Solidarity Centre, Bagaicha

Soon after the sudden and shocking announcement of the lockdown, and in the absence of Government help, worried and frustrated migrants began to leave for their distant homes. Images of thousands of men, women and children walking, struggling, jostling were relayed on television and social media. These were indeed troubling images of a mass exodus. The invisible suddenly became visible! The big question is: are the migrants leaving due to the fear of catching the virus or of dying of hunger? The images continued to haunt and question us, jolting us out of our inertia and complacency to plunge into action.

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The author is the Director of Bagaicha Social Centre of the Central Zone.