Pandemic left migrant workers jobless and vulnerable to exploitation

Bengaluru – The 22-year-old Rajan Kumar from Bihar came to Bengaluru for his livelihood. Bengaluru  is estimated to have more than 3 lakh migrant workers like Rajan, with 70% of them from the north and north-east India. The last census and migration data, stated that over half of  Bengaluru’s population consists of migrant workers. The […]

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Lockdown 2.0—Homeless in Bengaluru Struggle to Sustain

Homeless migrants in Bengaluru struggle to sustain themselves in the extended lockdown, despite the establishment of various sheds and camps in many wards across the city. By Yamini Chincholi Bengaluru: Social workers and volunteers are running out of food and supplies and migrants are left homeless and hungry to fend for themselves. At least 200 […]

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Rumors snowball into arrest following Bandra migrant crisis

Mumbai police registers FIR against a TV journalist for false reporting, that allegedly caused the migrants to gather at Bandra. Bhavesh Purohit April 15,2020 Mumbai police has lodged First Information Report (FIR) against a TV journalist of a Marathi news channel for spreading misinformation that led to the Bandra migrant crisis on April 14. The […]

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Bitter border brawl gets a break

Despite the anti-migrant sentiment and demand for the passage of the Person of Goan Origin (POGO) bill, migrants in Goa get welfare benefits. By Pradnya Desai Bengaluru, April 14, 2020 Karnataka migrants stranded in Goa breathe a sigh of relief on receiving a helping hand from the Goa government, despite the bitterness between the two states following […]

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Techies turn into teachers for Tent school

Lack of schools, shifts in locations and parents’ fear of their children being kidnapped have deprived Bengali Migrant worker’s children of education. Bangalore, March 1, 2018: The scene is the same every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. On the dusty roads leading to what locals refer to as ‘Bangla Camp’, children can be seen gathered around […]

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