Bareilly, UP, March 30, 2020: Can’t believe this! Coronavirus lockdown: A video, shared by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, shows a group of migrant workers being sprayed with disinfectants on a roadside in UP while police and officials record the incident on their mobile phones
The exodus of migrant workers from cities to their native villages has emerged as one of the biggest crisis amid the lockdown imposed in view of the Coronavirus outbreak.
While the images of migrant workers walking afoot hundreds of miles to their homes evoked sharp criticism against the government and prompted them to arrange for transport, a video has emerged that shows a group of workers being sprayed with disinfectants in Bareilly while returning to Uttar Pradesh.
After the incident, several migrants, including women and children, complained of burning sensation in their eyes.
The video was shared by Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Twitter on Monday.
यूपी सरकार से गुजारिश है कि हम सब मिलकर इस आपदा के खिलाफ लड़ रहे हैं लेकिन कृपा करके ऐसे अमानवीय काम मत करिए।— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) March 30, 2020
मजदूरों ने पहले से ही बहुत दुख झेल लिए हैं। उनको केमिकल डाल कर इस तरह नहलाइए मत। इससे उनका बचाव नहीं होगा बल्कि उनकी सेहत के लिए और खतरे पैदा हो जाएंगे। pic.twitter.com/ftovaFHR5q