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Code

HAB-92-186760932

Date

2020 March 30

Credits / copyrights

Surajit Sarkar

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Location

Delhi
India
IN

Title

Labour of migrant labourers @ Covid 19

Medium

  • Image

Description

The photograph shows migrant daily wage labour walking through a deserted underpass on their way out of Delhi.

We gave two migrants, who had undertaken the reverse journey, a lift across town to their home (from Anand Vihar Bus stand to Mahavir Enclave, Dwarka) . The most memorable part of their 500 + km walk, wherein they got a lift in a truck for a part of it, was the availability of food and water in every village along their walk from Haldwani to Delhi - irrespective of its religious makeup, Hindu/ Muslim /Sikh. They said "we may have been tired, but we were never short of food."

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