Coronavirus Outbreak: Migrant workers in Surat resort to violence fearing lockdown extension, demand return to home states
Migrant workers in Surat resorted to violence on the streets on Friday allegedly fearing extension of lockdown
Migrant workers in Surat resorted to violence on the streets on Friday allegedly fearing extension of lockdown.
“Workers here have blocked the roads and even pelted stones. Police were able to reach the spot and have detained around 60-70 people,” said DCP Surat, Rakesh Barot. Barot said the workers were demanding to go back home.
कई लोगों ने सड़को पर मचाया उत्पात।@CP_SuratCity के समजाने के बावजूद सड़को पर उत्पात।
जानकारी के मुताबिक #lockdown के बाद बाकी राज्यो के लोग अपने गांव जाना चाहते थे लेकिन उन्हें रोका गया था।
खाने पीने की समस्या और रोजगार बंद होने से परेशान होकर लोगो ने मचाया उत्पात। pic.twitter.com/eUTYiEYnme
— Janak Dave (@dave_janak) April 10, 2020
Gujarat:Migrant workers in Surat resorted to violence on street allegedly fearing extension of lockdown."Workers blocked road&pelted stones.Police reached the spot&detained 60-70 people.We've come to know that they were demanding to go back home",said DCP Surat,Rakesh Barot(10.4) pic.twitter.com/q09Z7lsLwR
— ANI (@ANI) April 10, 2020
This comes amid speculation that the Centre may extend lockdown beyond 14 April after several States, district administrations, and experts have favoured an extension, as hinted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The 21-day lockdown was announced on 24 March in a bid to stem the spread of the coronavirus .
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