“This was our worst Eid ever,” say Muslim migrant workers stuck at quarantine centres away from home
TwoCircles.net spoke to migrant workers who managed to leave Mumbai and reach their native cities but found themselves in quarantine centres.
Authorities are taking rigorous actions in Dharavi, known as Asia’s largest slum. However, there are little to no precautions being taken in the slums of Govandi, that are also densely populated.
Nazr-e-Alam’s excitement for the dream wedding faded when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an unprecedented nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Although migrant workers are being sent to their native places, thousands of them are still facing hardship and inconveniences despite the promises made by state governments.
Migrant workers believe the process to be eligible to travel to native home is slow. That is why they are forced to use difficult ways to reach their native places, Uttar Pradesh.
The wealth and position both prove that MLA Abu Asim Azmi can easily help needy people of his constituency who are surviving on a half-empty stomach.
COVID-19 cases in Dharavi is now reached to 496 including 18 deaths so far. Migrant workers in Dharavi are desperately waiting to go back to their native places.
Before the lockdown, income of Ola and Uber drivers slumped to less than 50 per cent because many were avoiding travelling in the wake of COVID-19.
Something controversial took place a day before this Ramadan 2020 that made Muslims across India took to social media and use #AzanBandNahiHogi questioning if Azaan spreading Coronavirus during lockdown.
The officials admitted that slum pockets are responsible for the increase in COVID-19. Here are some reasons that make all the efforts to prevent COVID-19 from spreading less impactful in the Mumbai’s slums.
For many, especially in Mumbai’s densely populated areas, selling cigarettes and gutkha at premium rate came to their rescue during this lockdown.
“First ration shop owners save food grains by giving fewer rations to cardholders, then sell them at higher rates to earn money,” said Hakeem Khan. A ration shop is sealed in this lockdown.
COVID-19 positive cases reached to 56 wherein seven deaths due to the virus have been reported so far in Dharavi. To tackle the situation, Kiran Dighavkar with his team are taking many measures.
Some news channels reacting as if the Coronavirus came to exist in India due to Tablighi Jamaat. All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) warns media for their stupidity.
This attitude of the slum dwellers may increase the number of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) positive cases like wildfire in Mumbai’s slum. Because, residents are stepping out of houses as usual.
Every daily wage earner is facing the financial crisis due to lockdown following coronavirus outbreak. They have to save themselves from both- Coronavirus as well as death by hunger.
The lockdown following coronavirus have impacted lives of people who are daily wage earners. Ola and Uber drivers are also facing the financial crises and struggling to manage household expenses.
During the lockdown in India to avoid getting infected from Coronavirus (COVID-19), many Muslims in Mumbai are visiting mosques for prayers in congregation.
Mother of Nirbhaya, Asha Devi, fought consistently to ‘snatch’ justice from the Indian judiciary showed her gratitude. However, many are demanding something more.
Justice in Nirbhaya case has been delayed for eight years. Here is what rape victims and mother of Nirbhaya, Asha Devi, have to say on it. They clearly resonate with the phrase- justice delayed is justice denied.
Homophobia of the society is causing trouble for the people of LGBTQ community. Experts say LGBTQ youth are significantly more likely to try taking their own life compared to their heterosexuals.
Uttar Pradesh government led by Yogi Adityanath announced big budget for generating jobs but youth can’t wait and hope for a better future while their families are struggling to fill stomach thrice a day.
Renowned novelist Jilly Cooper in 2018 during an event said that many married men are ‘terrified of women’ that is why they have gay affairs. The statement caused havoc on social media. However, what she said is right.
Because so many gays or homosexuals are involved in multiple sexual relationships men consider them as a sex object. This is a matter of concern for the LGBTQ community.
In the Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, negligence of the government is causing non-fulfilment of the very purpose of the government schools. In result, dreams of parents and students are shattering.
A report by Apnalaya, an NGO, said the average size of a family is over five and the average monthly income only Rs7,800 in Shivaji Nagar.
In the case, the accused was acquitted after the court trial. However, intense media coverage led to a huge protest and subsequently the life imprisonment was awarded to the perpetrator.