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    As India social distances, out of work migrants told to walk home

    As India social distances, out of work migrants told to walk home

    That's one way to handle a migrant problem.

    In one of the biggest migrations in India’s modern history, hundreds of thousands of migrant laborers have begun long journeys on foot to get home, having been rendered homeless and jobless by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

    With businesses shut down in cities across the country, vast numbers of migrants — many of whom lived and ate where they worked — were suddenly without food and shelter. Soup kitchens in Delhi, the capital, have been overwhelmed. So far, more than a dozen migrant laborers have lost their lives in different parts of the country as they tried to return to their home, hospital officials said.


    Thousands of migrants in Delhi, including whole families, packed their pots, pans and blankets into rucksacks, some balancing children on their shoulders as they walked along interstate highways. Some planned to walk hundreds of miles. But as they reached the Delhi border, many were beaten back by the police.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    As India social distances, out of work migrants told to walk home

    That's one way to handle a migrant problem.
    I think the migrants are from other states in India. It's more like a rural to urban sort of internal migration. Anyway, India seems like a tough place to practice social distancing.
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    Now who is going to help me troubleshoot my printer! In reality, it's okay. I could never understand what they were saying anyways.

    The only number I could find is that India uses about 30 million foreign laborers that work mostly in agriculture. I guess their are jobs even staving Indians will not do?

    India claims they only have a 2 to 3% unemployment rate but then claim 93% of workers are with unincorporated businesses. One has to wonder what they call employment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolina73 View Post
    Now who is going to help me troubleshoot my printer! In reality, it's okay. I could never understand what they were saying anyways.

    The only number I could find is that India uses about 30 million foreign laborers that work mostly in agriculture. I guess their are jobs even staving Indians will not do?

    India claims they only have a 2 to 3% unemployment rate but then claim 93% of workers are with unincorporated businesses. One has to wonder what they call employment.
    From what I understand they're not really foreign in the sense of a Mexican day laborer in the US. Indians actually emigrate to work all over the region.
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    It is still a long way to walk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    It is still a long way to walk.
    Especially without much in the way of food.
    Whoever criticizes capitalism, while approving immigration, whose working class is its first victim, had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration, while remaining silent about capitalism, should do the same.


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