The train left Telangana with the workers stranded at the destination Jharkhand, Lockdown

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BanglaHunt Desk: Lockdown is going on all over the country due to the corona. And for this many workers were stuck in the Vine State. A few days ago, the Central Government decided that the workers trapped in Vinh State would be allowed to return to their own state. Yesterday, pictures of workers returning home by bus from different states came up. On Friday morning, a train with about a thousand workers left Telangana for Jharkhand.

The Union Home Ministry said on Wednesday that workers and students stranded in Vinh State would be allowed to return home during the lockdown. However, the center has given several conditions. Clearly, only those who have no symptoms can return home. The Center asked the states to form a nodal body to arrange transportation. Several states, including Punjab, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, have demanded that the government arrange for trains to repatriate workers. Delhi partially accepted that demand. The first train left like that today.

Ever since the announcement of the lockdown, the picture of the plight of the workers trapped in Vinh State has come to the fore. The workers were seen walking mile after mile without getting any vehicle to return home. There have also been deaths on the way. During the lockdown, there was a huge uproar of workers at the Anand Bihar bus terminus on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border and a massive protest in Bandra in April. Opposition parties have stated they will not run in the by-elections. The Center has not yet taken any such decision. However, the process of returning home began.

According to many, this is a big challenge for the workers and the states. This is because just as the Center has to make arrangements for the repatriation of millions of workers to their respective states, the state governments will have the responsibility to ensure proper screening of workers from other states once they arrive in the state. Otherwise a big disaster could happen. As already stated by the West Bengal government, workers will not be allowed to enter the containment zone even if they return to the state.

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