More than 1,000 migrant workers in Mumbai gathered exterior the station in Bandra on Tuesday and demanded transportation preparations to return to their hometowns, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced the extension of the ongoing nationwide lockdown until May 3.
Surviving on meals from charitable establishments and residing in cramped homes, the distressed folks swarmed the station at round Three pm on Tuesday, with none plan in thoughts. A case has been registered at Bandra Police station below part 143, 147, 149, 186, 188 of IPC learn with Section Three of Epidemic Act in opposition to 800-1000 unidentified folks in reference to the incident of gathering in Bandra.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah known as up Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and expressed concern over the gathering of migrant workers in Bandra. The Union Home Minister burdened that such gatherings weaken India’s battle in opposition to the coronavirus and the administration wants to remain vigilant to keep away from such incidents. He additionally provided his full assist to Maharashtra government.
Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Aditya Thackrey on Tuesday mentioned the Centre has taken instant cognizance of the incident the place a big group of migrant workers gathered at Bandra railway station. “The Centre has taken instant cognizance of the situation and is helping the State actively. Thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for understanding the scenario,” mentioned Thackrey.
Police in Navi Mumbai detained one individual for threatening an enormous protest by migrant labourers in Kurla, Mumbai, on April 18. The man, Vinay Dubey, was detained by the Navi Mumbai police on Tuesday in Airoli and was later handed over to the Mumbai police. Dubey has been accused of inciting migrants by means of his social media posts calling for motion.
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Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh mentioned that strict motion might be taken in opposition to these accountable for spreading rumours that trains have been going to start out which led to numerous folks gathering exterior Bandra station.
“The orders have been given against those who spread the rumour that trains will start. Strict action will be taken against those who spread rumours,” Deshmukh had tweeted.
I’ve ordered an investigation into the hearsay that claimed trains to take migrants again dwelling.
Those discovered responsible of sparking such rumours might be dealt severely invoking the fullest drive of regulation.#ZeroToleranceForRumours
— ANIL DESHMUKH (@AnilDeshmukhNCP) April 14, 2020
“It is the results of the method wherein the lockdown has been prolonged. People who have been caught in Mumbai have been anticipating that lockdown will finish and they are going to be allowed to go dwelling however they have been disenchanted with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s handle right this moment. Their anger burst out on streets of Bandra,” mentioned Deshmukh. Earlier, Deshmukh knowledgeable that a complete of 197 instances have been registered and 37 folks have been arrested until now for spreading misinformation on social media.
Suspension of rail providers important to forestall coronavirus unfold: Railway
Senior officers of the Railways on Tuesday mentioned the suspension of practice providers and different public transport is important to make sure social distancing which is the solely approach to stop the unfold of coronavirus. Fearing a repeat of what happened in Mumbai earlier throughout the day when hundreds of migrants gathered at Bandra railway station hoping to catch trains to their native locations, the Northern Railway additionally issued an advisory.
“The general public is informed that a decision has been taken to not run any trains by Northern Railways till 3rd May 2020 in view of COVID-19, hence such fake news in circulation may not be believed,” a Northern Railways spokesperson mentioned.
The official additionally requested media individuals to publicise that Northern Railways will not be operating any practice from Delhi or any the place else. Amidst rumours that practice providers in the nation might be resumed from April 15, the Railway Ministry additionally issued a clarification on Twitter.
“It is clarified that all passenger train services are fully cancelled across the nation till 3rd May 2020 and there is no plan to run any special train to clear the passenger rush. All concerned may please take note of the same and help us in resisting any wrong news in this regard,” the railway ministry mentioned on the social networking web site.
Refuting reviews in some sections of media that the Indian Railways was planning to run particular trains to assist transfer labourers stranded in several components of the nation to their native locations, the Ministry of Railways clarified that it had no such plans until May 3.
“It is clarified that all passenger train services are fully cancelled, across the nation, till May 3, 2020, and there is no plan to run any special train to clear the passenger rush,” a tweet by the official deal with of Ministry of Railways on Tuesday learn.
Through the tweet, the Ministry additionally urged all involved folks to “take note of the same and help us in resisting any wrong news in this regard.”
It is clarified that all Passenger practice providers are totally cancelled, throughout the nation, until third May 2020 and there isn’t a plan to run any particular practice to clear the passenger rush
All involved might pl.pay attention to the identical and assist us in resisting any flawed information on this regard
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) April 14, 2020
Earlier, IRCTC had mentioned that full refund might be supplied for all trains cancelled until May 3 and added that customers needn’t cancel their e-tickets. It had additionally mentioned that passengers who’ve already cancelled their e-tickets can even be eligible for full refunds and added, “no advance reservation of train tickets, including e-tickets, till further advice, however, facility of online cancellation will remain functional.”
Information associated to on-line reserving and refund of E-ticket. pic.twitter.com/ojLQomf3C1
— IRCTC (@IRCTCofficial) April 14, 2020
Police cease 40 migrant staff from leaving Telangana on foot, guarantee assist throughout lockdown
Police stopped near 40 migrant labourers, who had set off on foot for his or her native place in Madhya Pradesh, and assured to deal with their shelter and different wants throughout the prolonged lockdown section.
The 40 migrant labourers, who’re every day wagers from Madhya Pradesh mentioned they’d come to work on the guarantees of a contractor and have been staying close to Golkonda Fort space in Hyderabad.