With the migrant worker taking the long road home on foot, one question has been asked repeatedly: 'Why can't they stay put when the government is providing them with food and shelter?'.
The answer is clear, if this video is anything to go by.
While the authenticity of the video could not be verified, it is certainly shocking if true. The quality of rice allegedly being provided to migrant workers is so poor, it hardly seems edible. Because it's not just coarse, it also looks like it has fungus, making it further bad for consumption.
So, it doesn't come as a surprise that they want to go back to their hometown where they at least have some dignity and respect.
The recently uploaded video has people enraged, some of whom have also come forward with a helping hand.
These workers are not beggars.... They have travelled all the way from their home to make earning.... If v not taking care of our human resources they will vanish.... @CMofKarnataka— ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ್ (@SRINIVASHK64) May 14, 2020
Can we get contact details of these migrant workers ?— Srinivas B V (@srinivasiyc) May 14, 2020
I will immediately arrange ration supplies for them. #SOSIYC
the person who gave this type of food item will never ever in his dreams of just touching it— gopalswamyramesh (@ramneelu) May 14, 2020
Exactly right 🤦🏾♂️— AutoRaja (@AutoRaja1212) May 14, 2020
Horrible....— Rebel_warrior (@uttamkaul) May 14, 2020