Imphal, May 25:
Young Minds Collection, Manipur had stated that the ongoing lockdown to contain COVID-19 has brought utmost misery onto the migrant workers, students and daily wagers.
“We have heard many poor people dying due to this sudden lockdown, not by the Coronavirus disease during the last two months,” a statement issued by the organisation said.
It added that some died due to scarcity of food and some died while trying to get home by walking 100s of KM. Many stranded students studying outside have been going through a lot of shortcomings due to the current situation.
Young Minds collection further expressed dissatisfaction on the May 23 incident where a special train for Manipur which was supposed to take all the stranded Manipuri Students (Talbas) from Bharuch District, Gujarat suddenly left without carrying half of them after making them waited for hours.
The organisation terms the act as deliberate and discrimination against the poor and vulnerable groups. The organisation condemns the act.