The lockdown and social distancing seems like a joke today to many labourers who were stranded in Mumbai as the city which has the highest cases of coronavirus, became the site of a huge protest this afternoon after migrant workers gathered outside Mumbai’s Bandra station to protest against the extension of the lockdown.
Soon after police had to take a charge and disrupt the people from the site by lathi charge.
The migrant workers, who lost their income by the three-week lockdown, have been the worst hit. The lack of any forms of transport meant most of them have not been able to go home to their villages.
Despite government promises of free food but many are unable to get proper meals a day.