Even as hundreds of ‘Shramik’ trains and special buses criss-cross India to ferry migrant workers home, gruesome incidents of them being run over on the roads are coming to light with alarming frequency. The coronavirus-induced migrant exodus is turning into a crisis parallel to the ones that ail the health and economy of the country. Here are images that portray what migrant labourers are going through while most of middle class-and-above India grapples with the problems of lockdown anxiety and ennui in the relative safety and comfort of home-quarantine.
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