Migrant workers hold another protest in Surat, squatting on the road
SURAT: Hundreds of migrant workers gathered in Surat on Tuesday night, demanding that they be sent to their places of origin, police said.
Migrant workers gathered in the city area and sat on a highway demanding that they be allowed to go to their places of origin, police said.
Varachha is Surat's diamond polishing center, which employs thousands of workers from different parts of the country. Many textile units are also found here.
These migrant workers want to go to their places of origin. We have asked them not to be impatient because there is currently an emergency shutdown.
As some of them were complaining about the food, we called an NGO and immediately brought them food packages. The situation is now under control, a police officer at the scene told reporters.
The local MLA and the Minister of State for Health, Kishor Kanani, went to the scene to convince the migrant workers, mostly from Odisha, and.
These migrant workers want to go home. They were impatient because they hoped the jail closing would end today, he said.
Migrant workers staged violent protests in Surat on Friday, demanding that they be sent to native places despite the closure.