The Loss of Work and Income Forces Migrant Labourers to Eat Dead Poultry

More than 20 Migrant worker families from Rajasthan have been making brooms and selling those to make their living, but after the strict lockdown began in Kashmir to control the spread of the COVID19 virus, they suffered tremendously. Our CC visited them last month and distributed food kits that helped them eat for a week. This time our correspondent witnessed them cutting dead poultry. According to these migrant labourers the govt has failed to help them out during such a crisis. With the arrival of the spring season, thousands of migrant labourers from Bihar, UP, Punjab, West Bengal, and Rajasthan have made their way to Kashmir. Hailing from India’s rural belt, migrant labourers amount to some 40 million people, according to government estimates.

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Sajad Rasool

Sajad Rasool manages Kashmir Unheard. He works as a Producer and Editor

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