110 migrants dead, while the ‘jumla show’ is on  

The Government continues to throw #Jumlapackage as millions of migrant labourers witness pain, hunger and distress

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The  Government continues to throw #Jumlapackage as millions of migrant labourers witness pain, hunger and distress

1. FM's Jumla package continues as migrants struggle for survival

110 migrants have lost their lives so far in attempt to reach back home during lockdown

2.110 migrants have lost their lives during lockdown

Last week 16 migrant workers were crushed to death by a goods train when they were attempting to make their way to Aurangabad railway station with the hope of catching a train to their homes in Madhya Pradesh

3. 16 migrants died last week in Aurangabad while on their way back home

The migrants worked at a private steel company in Jalna in Maharashtra and had not been paid since the first lockdown began on March 24. They wanted to get back home to be with their families and decided to walk in the hope of finding a train

4. Migrants are jobless and left with no money


In another incident, at least five migrant labourers were killed and 13 others injured when a truck in which they were travelling overturned in Madhya Pradesh’s Narsinghpur district.

5. 5 migrants died and 13 got injured in MP

The incident took place in Patha village in Narsinghpur. Around 18 labourers were travelling in a truck carrying mangoes from Telangana’s Hyderabad city to Agra in Uttar Pradesh.

6. Migrants are forced to risk their lives

The workers killed in these two accidents are not the only people to have lost their lives during the lockdown due to reasons other than COVID-19.

7. Lockdown has caused more than 300 deaths including the migrants returning home

A research by Thejesh G.N., Kanika Sharma and Aman,, 378 people had died since the lockdown was imposed due to reasons other than the disease.

8.378 people have died since the lockdown began:research

Of them, 69 people died in rail or road accidents while walking to their homes – the only mode of travel available as public transport had been suspended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government

9. 69 migrants have died in rail or road accidents while walking back home

The database put together by the research group,shows that a large number of people have died due to reasons such as road accidents while walking back to their homes, starvation, denial of medical care, police brutality, exhaustion, suicides – all consequences of the lockdown

10 People have died due to accidents, starvation,denial of medical care: research

On March 28, a few days after the lockdown, eight migrants returning home were killed in a road accident in Karnataka’s Raichur.

11. 8 migrants died while returning home in Karnataka

The largest number of reported non-coronavirus deaths (83) so far have been due to suicides for reasons such as fear of infection, alcohol withdrawal symptoms and due to loss of job

12. 83 people commited suicide due to fear, lack of job during lockdown

A large number of people have also died due to starvation, denial of medical care and exhaustion while walking home or queuing for ration or money.

13  Many deaths have happened due to starvation, denial of medical care and exhaustion while walking back home

A 12-year-old girl died due to exhaustion after walking 100 kilometres with her parents who had left for home after the lockdown was extended for the first time.

14 A 12 year old girl had died due to exhaustion after walking 100 Kiilometers

A pregnant woman in Telangana was turned away by six hospitals, Due to the delay, the baby was born with complications and died.

15 A pregnant woman was turned away by 6 hospitals, both the mother and baby died

There are hundreds of such heart wrenching stories that continue to come from migrants during the lockdown,but the PM just has jumlas

16 Migrant deaths can't be reversed by Jumla package

Everytime the government has a mega announcement to make,the poor migrants are left to suffer in hunger and pain and the jumla show continues

17. Suffering of poor grows with 'Jumla show'

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