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Lockdown Extension: Migrant workers, labourers gather in thousands at Bandra demanding to go home

This comes hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday morning announced that the nationwide lockdown will remain till May 3 amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Lockdown Extension: Migrant workers, labourers gather in thousands at Bandra demanding to go home
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In major chaos, thousands of migrant workers and labourers gathered in Mumbai’s Bandra West on Tuesday wanting to go back to their villages. However, the crowd was later dispersed as the police lathi-charged the migrant workers stranded in the city due to the nationwide lockdown. 

This comes hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday morning announced that the nationwide lockdown will remain till May 3 amid the coronavirus outbreak. 


The media reports suggest that at least 3,000 migrant workers from different locations of the city gathered at Bandra (W) Railway station demanding the authorities to arrange transport means to send them back to their hometowns. 

The migrant workers expressed their displeasure with the nationwide lockdown announced by Narendra Modi while stating that they don’t have food and money to survive the lockdown till May 4 in Mumbai. 

Moreover, the migrant workers have been living without their families and away from home since March 25. The stranded workers were expecting that the lockdown will be lifted and they will be allowed to go home. However, with the increasing COVID-19 cases across the country, the nationwide lockdown was extended. 

The police, however, managed to disperse the crowd and lathi-charged the agitated migrant workers and labourers who gathered at Bandra (W) railway station amid the lockdown. 

The videos of the incident went viral on social media. The police informed the workers have gone back to the shelters from where they came and the number was reduced in Bandra. 

Meanwhile, the stranded migrant workers and labourers also gathered in Thane hours after PM’s speech. 

The lockdown in Maharashtra has been extended till April 30 while Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday also announced that the nationwide lockdown will remain till May 3. Amid this, the industries and various business activities have come to a halt which has affected the economy in the state.  

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