Rangareddy: Even as Telangana’s capital Hyderabad has begun easing lockdown restrictions amid the spread of coronavirus infections, the migrant crisis is far from over in this southern state.
The once thriving brick kilns spread across 11 districts in Telangana today wear a deserted look.
While a couple of worker families can still be seen in Rangareddy and a few other districts of the state, many brick kiln labourers are stranded on highways, in their homes and outside the Secunderabad railway station. Around 90 per cent of these workers who hail from Odisha said they will never come back to Telangana.
ThePrint’s Suraj Singh Bisht captures the plight of these migrant workers.
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