Mangaluru: Demanding to be sent home, migrant workers hold protest

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, May 6: Thousands of migrant workers belonging to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states began a protest seeking to be sent back to their homes, on Wednesday May 6.

The workers started a protest demonstration opposite Mangaluru City Corporation building at Lalbagh here.

Dakshina Kannada district youth Congress president Mithun Rai, provided leadership to the protesters.

The workers said they have nowhere to go and nothing to eat. Therefore, they are demanding to be sent back to their states. They however, had crowded together without following the social distance norm. The police had a busy time dispersing the protesters.




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  • Vivek, Mangalore

    Thu, May 07 2020

    These same people who dont have money to eat were in front of wine shops to buy Mysore lancer

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  • swati, mang/dxb

    Thu, May 07 2020

    Congress is behind all migrant mess created artificially. U can see some chor leaders on the frontline. May have instructions from Antonio Maino.

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  • MIA, Udupi

    Thu, May 07 2020

    Either provide food and shelter to Migrant worker or allow them to go on their home following social distancing,

    Why Government is forcing them to stay like slave?

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  • Pinto, MANGALORE

    Wed, May 06 2020

    Mithun Rai resembles raskith shetty.... He deserves to be given a chance..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, May 06 2020

    Government has money to bring in NRI's from abroad & no money for Migrants ...

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Wed, May 06 2020

    Kuch be bolta hai, Government is not bringing NRI's from middle east for free, the flight fares are double.

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Wed, May 06 2020

    Btw govt is not paying any air fare.NRis paying from their own pocket

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  • shahnawaz kukkikatte, udupi/Dubai

    Thu, May 07 2020

    Dear Sir

    NRI are charged heavily for buying the airtickets. Its business for Govt of India. Its not free

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Wed, May 06 2020

    Even today we don't pay serious attention to the issue of poverty, how can they stay back they have no job and food, it is time these politicians woke up.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Wed, May 06 2020

    Hold on....

    - Govt is bringing stranded expats to India by charging double amount of airfare
    - Govt has increased taxes on Petrol/Diesel, its record hike so far. Millions will be collected
    - PM Cares fund is collecting thousands of crores of donations

    Achche Dinn aayenge… Sabr karo mithrooon….

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  • Bala K, Urwa

    Wed, May 06 2020

    What a pity?? Political ambition at low. Can't see local problem ?? Can you provide the manpower to the local industries? Then you can go with them and contest election like George Fernandis.

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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Wed, May 06 2020

    Smart City works are stuck due to Corona. Other side Monsoon starts. Who will complete the work. It is better remaining workers stays back.

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  • Shashikumar Shetty, Santhoor

    Wed, May 06 2020

    Amazing to see Congress leaders spear heading all kind of protest. If it is good or bad for the society at large . Why is he not protesting to bring back people of Mangalore and Udupi from Maharashtra ? We know there are 1000s who are struggling to meet their ends.

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  • Alfria, Mumbai/Mangalore

    Wed, May 06 2020

    Shashi Kumar Shetty: please ask yeddy why is his government not giving permission for Karnataka people to return to their native place in Karnataka, Maharashtra government is ready to send them back but yeddy government is resisting their return.

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  • Ramu, Barkur

    Wed, May 06 2020

    Alfria....Mahrashtra already much hit with virus. Do you need same situation in Karnataka..?? On one hand your people are not the things will function smoothly. Many places throwing stones and abusing at medico team as happened recently in kurla. Can we know what type of mindset...are you people enjoying.

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  • PRATHIMA Noronha, Mangalore

    Wed, May 06 2020

    Mr. Raju, Barkur,
    Are you supporting Mr. Shashikumar or clearing his doubts on repatriation of kannadigas from Maharashtra? Have some clear opinion.

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  • Ramu, Barkur

    Wed, May 06 2020

    On what front should bring kannadigas from mahrashtra. Can you explain in detail Ms.Noronha..Most of districts of Mahrashtra are under Red Zone. Even no liquor available.

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  • Shashikumar Shetty, Santhoor

    Wed, May 06 2020

    So, this exact question to ask our Congress party ? If Yeddy needs to bring people of Karnataka so is Govt of Bihar and West Bengal. If we are worried about Health of Karnataka by bringing fellow People of Karnataka from other States so is the health of people of States Of migrants. In every case poor people are suffering from disease brought in by affluent and jet setters . Now, on what
    grounds is Mr. Rai who is a representatives of DK spearheading the agitation of Migrant workers ? Is he taking leadership for sake of it or genuine concern ? If it so for sake of it then where is his priority ? If for sake of genuine concern he needs to fight for all ? As much as Bihar migrant workers are suffering in our state so is Karnataka migrant workers in other states. End of the day Humanity is suffering. Take stand on what you can keep you feet strong.

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Wed, May 06 2020

    Protest in front Deputy Commissioners office, for better results

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