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Migrants walking on foot from New Delhi: Amal KS/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Migrants at New Delhi bus terminal: Bhuvan Bagga/AFP via Getty Images
When on 25 March 2020, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, announced immediate lockdown in the country to stem the spread of Covid 19, without a forewarning, it left millions of migrant workers unemployed and no way of sustaining themselves. While thousands undertook walking on foot, many rushed to the inter-state bus terminals before they too were shut down.