Attacks On Migrant Workers
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India's migrant workers are protesting erasure of their rights amid lockdown. A mapping project documents their resistance
The dominant narratives portray India's migrant workers as perpetual victims without agency, who need to be helped out by others. This charity framework misses a crucial dimension of the current crisis, where there have been hundreds of instances where migrant workers came onto the roads protesting the injustices being meted out to them, trying to change the oppressive conditions in which they are forced to live.
Gujarat migrant crisis: At pivotal Jhansi junction in UP, labourers' stories and rumours from western state converge
Thousands of migrant labourers have already returned to their hometowns from Gujarat, amid attacks by local residents following the rape of a toddler allegedly by a worker from Bihar.