‘Home Ministry should allow migrant fishers to go home’

Thousands of migrant fishers doing the job on significant non-public boats and trawlers throughout the nation are experiencing “immense hardships” in the absence of good food items and good living problems. They have demanded that they be allowed to return to their native villages all through the lockdown.

In a letter to Dwelling Secretary Ajay Bhalla, the National Platform for Smaller Scale Fish Personnel (NPSSFW) pointed out that the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs’ (MHA) latest clarification that the governing administration will not facilitate the motion of these migrant personnel — who ‘normally’ reside in locations exactly where they work — to their native locations, was unjust. “Since the lockdown was declared on March 24, personnel in the sector have been experiencing huge hardships these types of as absence of suitable living problems, denial of food items and h2o and non-payment of wages. Herded in some of the boats, without suitable

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