Migrants Block Highway In Gujarat's Kutch, Throw Stones In Protest: Police

Coronavirus Lockdown Gujarat: These migrants claimed that though they had finished the necessary registration process, there was no response from the administration about their repatriation.

Migrants Block Highway In Gujarat's Kutch, Throw Stones In Protest: Police

Agitated migrants in Gujarat blocked a highway and threw stones in protest, say cops (Representational)

Gandhidham, Gujarat:

Desperate to travel to their home states amidst the coronavirus-induced lockdown, hundreds of migrant workers on Wednesday blocked a main highway passing through Gandhidham town in Gujarat's Kutch district and threw stones at some vehicles, an official said.

These migrants claimed that though they had finished the necessary registration process, there was no response from the administration about their repatriation.

The stone throwing damaged the windscreen of a truck besides forcing vehicles to stop near a cargo area on the Gandhidham-Kandla highway.

In a video of the incident, police personnel can be seen rushing towards the mob and Kutch-East superintendent of police Parikshita Rathod asking migrants to calm down using a loud speaker mounted on a police vehicle.

"Out of frustration, these migrants came out and blocked the highway. The windscreen of a truck got damaged in stone pelting," an official of Kutch-East police control room told news agency Press Trust of India.

Gandhidham-B division Police Inspector SS Desai said the situation was under control now.
 

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