to the streets of Mumbra town in Maharashtra''s Thane district
on Tuesday, demanding that they be sent to their hometowns in
light of the COVID-19 lockdown, which has rendered them
Workers, mostly from Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh,
and Uttar Pradesh, who live in rented accommodations, claimed
that houseowners were demanding rent from them and they were
unable to procure essentials.
Agitated workers took to the streets and demanded
that the state government arrange for transportation to their
hometowns amid the COVID-19 lockdown, which has now been
extended till May 3.
Senior inspector Khanya Thorat of the Mumbra police
station pacified the crowd and convinced them to return to
their living quarters after a couple of hours.
The official also urged house owners to postpone rent
collection for a couple of months, as workers were currently
jobless because of the lockdown. PTI COR