Mangaluru: 16 migrants including pregnant woman stuck at Talapady

Mohan Kuthar

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Apr 29: Sixteen labourers from Shikaripura, the native place of chief minister B S Yediyurappa, including a family of seven are stuck at Talapady, border of Karnataka and Kerala states since 30 days. Among them is a woman who is pregnant. They do not get three meals a day. All of them are requesting the district administration to allow them to reach their native place.

The contingent includes Muralidhar Naik, a resident of Shikaripura, his wife and three daughters. Out of them his daughter Kalavati is pregnant. Her husband Sanjeeve and other 10 labourers are residing at present in Mariyashrama school of Talapady.

These labourers used to do daily wage work at Manjeshwar of Kerala. After the announcement of lock down all of them walked all the way from Manjeshwar in order to reach their native place of Shikaripura in Shivamogga district. However, they were stopped at Talapady by police. Even the pregnant lady walked for 20 km in hot sun.

Though locals are providing meals to these people, they are not used to the kind of meal that is being served by people of Mangaluru.

The family has threatened the local MLA as well as the chief minister of committing suicide, if arrangement is not done by evening of Monday to take them to their native place. Pregnant Kalvati says, "In our native place there is no work. We have taken loan for agriculture. I have two sisters of marriageable age. I am pregnant. We do not have a single penny with us. Many months have passed without checking my health. If we are sent to our native place, we will live our life by doing agriculture. If we are not sent to our native place by today evening, we will kill ourselves by consuming poison."

When the family contacted B Y Raghavendra, son of CM B S Yediyurappa, he asked them to wait till May 3 and then they will make arrangement to take them to Shikaripura. Husband of pregnant Kalavati says, "We are living in the school since 30 days. We have tried to contact the officials with the help of locals. But we are pained due to the lacklustre attitude of the administration. I cannot see my pregnant wife's health getting spoilt in front of my own eyes. We cannot wait till May 3. Arrangement needs to be done to take us to our native place by today evening."

Health officer is reportedly not to be seen. Tahsildar is also not receiving the phone. When Siddique of Gadinadu Rakshana Vedike, who is responding to the difficulties of these labourers contacted Talapady health office Wilma, she promised to help them by Tuesday. However, from Sunday, she is also reportedly not picking up the phone, it is gathered.


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  • Gabriel Lewis, Brahmavar

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    Send a police Jeep or an ambulance & take them back to Shimoga.
    What kind of devilish people are this !! ??
    If Yogi can send 2000 buses to fetch the labourers from Rajasthan to UP, why can't the Karnataka CM or Mangalore administration do !! ?? 🤔🤔🙆🤷🤦

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  • Prashanth, Badiadka

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    This Kerala-Karnataka hatred will take more lives of innocent people than Covid-19.
    Overall deaths due to covid19 in two districts, DK and Kasaragod is only 2. Deaths due to closing border excluding covid is more than 10 now. Stop looking at everything with Hindu-Muslim or Kerala-Karnataka angle. Show some humanity.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    "They do not get three meals a day" - Gods Own country.. This is how they take care of migrants.... hmmm

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  • Mangalorean, MANGALURU

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    Stop bloody polticising every single thing. They are still Talapady which is Karnataka so think before you stop spewing venom. If possible reach out and help instead of talking dirty politics here in such times as well

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    Did you read the news. They are staying in a school in Kunjathur and Kunjathur is in Kerala and its equally Kerala's responsibility to take care of migrants in their soil....

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  • Manoj, Kavoor

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    They r in MariaAshram school which is around 50 mtrs from d tollgate. Cmon DK dist admin, bring them to Mangaluru

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  • Nawaz, Beijing

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Hatred filled heart in time of crisis too ?????
    What goes around comes around, remember it !!!!!

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    50 metres or 10 metres, it doesn't change the fact that its in Kerala. Even the petrols station was few metres from the border, what was the urgency or need for your govt to claim it. ?

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  • Sun, manglore

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    Fact is fact only. Kerala didn't claim for the petrol pump. This was happened during the joint survey of KA and KL. And the reason for the survey was KA opposed the check post of KL. U can inform Mr. Nalin or Ms. Shobha or Dr. Bharath Shetty or Mr. Yeddi. They will definitely help as this a golden chance of PR work.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 30 2020

    haha.. talking about facts.. "fact" is these migrants were stuck on Kerala land.... and weren't even given 3 meals a day.. can you deny that ?

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    They are threatening minister or someone else.At present situation to all is very bad.This corona has made everyone aggressive,lossof homes work.Other side can understand the situation of familys.what can be done on the spot.everywhere borders are closed.let them wait for two days.If they are not taking help of locals ,then noone can help.

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  • Manoj, Kavoor

    Wed, Apr 29 2020

    So where r our Border Close Maadi Mongers. Pathetic. They r Indians and Kannadigas, pls arrange for their movement. Check their health and bring them to Mangaluru, of not to Shimoga atleast. Dist admin is tight lipped, they want orders from the higher ups. Wait till something goes wrong, cmon guys, buck up. Pls help

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