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Migrants, police clash in Surat; stones pelted, tear gas used

Over 2000 labourers living in a camp near Varel in Palsana area of Surat clashed with police demanding that they be sent home. The incident happened on Monday when hundreds of migrant labourers came out on the roads leading to a law and order situation. The police that rushed to the spot, initially tried to...

Maharashtra deputy CM seeks trains for migrant workers, cites law and order problem

Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar has written to railway minister Piyush Goyal asking for special trains to take migrant workers home as he fears law and order problem might escalate in the state after 3 May when the second phase of the lockdown ends. In the letter, the deputy chief minister said that the...

Stop exodus of migrant labourers, MHA asks states

The Union Home Ministry on Friday asked state governments to prevent a mass exodus of migrant agriculture labourers, industrial workers, and unorganised sector employees from their workplaces to hometowns amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus. In an advisory to all states and Union territories, the home ministry said they should also make...