The Andhra Pradesh (A.P.,) police restored lathi charge on the migrant workers at Tadepalli, for not following orders and walking home without permission.
On the morning of the 16th of May, despite the restriction orders of the State Government and police, the workers started their journey to their native places. When the police asked the workers to go back to shelter homes, the workers started arguing with the officials, disobeying their orders. Following the argument, the police restored lathi charge.
Soon the matter was controlled and all the migrant workers protesting went back to shelter homes organised for them in Andhra Pradesh.
The police also noted the details of the migrant workers and assured them to send back to their native villages soon.
The incident came a day after Nilam Sawhney, the Chief Secretary of A.P., directed the State police to shift the migrant workers of Tadepalli to a shelter camp and do necessary arrangements to send them back.
Lakhs of migrants from Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are stranded in Andhra Pradesh due to the lockdown and pandemic crisis.
Since the 24th of March, India is under lockdown, as a precautionary measure to control the spread of the virus. However, recently, on the 1st of May, the Central Government approved to run a special Shramik Express for these migrants.
Till date, the state governments with the help of Indian Railways ferried 12 lakh migrant workers from different states of India.
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