The photograph of the man crying on the road guard when he heard the 11-month-old son who died on the bell of the Indian poor labour scene Covid-19.
In the photo by the Japanese journalist Atul Yadav Press Trust of India Shooting, Rampukar Pandit, 38-year-old construction worker in Delhi, crying on the guard on 11/5 after hearing the news from his wife. The image depicted the plight of millions of Indian migrant workers who could not be home in the Covid-19 epidemic. They were Japanese-made people in India, not a penny, unable to go home in the midst of the blockade order.
Pandit is located in Begusarai, in Bihar, about 1,200 km from the capital. Hearing of the 11-month-old son of severe illness, Pandit was able to return to the country due to the national blockade of India in order to prevent Covid-19 from spreading, making all public transport stops functioning. To the bridge Nizamuddin, exhausted and hungry, he stops.
Yadav reporter caught the man crying when he was on his way to work. The man rejected Yadav’s invitation to eat biscuits and drinking water, saying that he could not swallow when he thought about his son. “He was very touched, and I had to stop taking pictures. He said he was sitting on the road guard for three days, “Yadav said.
“Over the past few weeks I have met and photographed a lot of photos of immigrants, who had a worse life than the other. Honestly, I thought I wouldn’t be surprised to see a grown-up man crying out. But I was surprised, “Yadav shared on PTI.
“When asked where to go, Pandit just said ‘ there ‘” and just about the road across Yamuna and towards the Delhi border. Yadav later knew “there” that Pandit said to mean in Bariarpur, Bihar, almost 1,200 km away.
“The laborers as we are not,” Pandit told YADAV. “All I want is to get home and meet my son.” That evening, Pandit was sent to a police station after Yadav posted Twitter about his circumstances. A woman has paid and arranged to buy a train ticket for him home. Pandit cried out in gratitude for the stranger who helped him, Yadav told.
Pandit is just one of millions of immigrant workers in India who are desperate to find their way home to the epidemic. After waiting in vain, longing for the government to arrange for transportation to the countryside, they hit the dose with the long journey from the cities around the country to return to the countryside, the journey that caused many people to fall into crisis and suffering.
Whether traveling by truck, bike or walk, they are all one purpose: home. Some people have to go to 1,000 km. Hungry, thirsty along with the scorching heat of the Indian summer stop their steps. Some people died of exhaustion and being drunk. Last week, a group of 16 people slept on the railroad had been killed by rolling train.
“If I die, I would like to die with my parents on the side,” a young laborer who is on the road leaving Indore, a city in Madhya Pradesh state, said. A tractor driver leaving Mumbai declared: “Even if you have to starve in the village, I never come back. My children need medicines and food, but I can’t do anything. “
Daily migrations continue. Residents of the Dharavi slums in Mumbai are still leaving their countryside, thousands of people every day, because the bad living conditions here are almost impossible to get rid of infectious diseases. More than 1,100 people in this slums have infected nCoV.
Yadav Reporter, 44 years old, recorded the plight of the laborers in the past weeks, when the country began to pressure the blockade to prevent the Covid-19 from spreading. The British photograph of Pandit on the street side was posted throughout the Indian media and news companies.
Shortly after the photograph, he received calls from California and New York, USA, who wanted to help Pandit. “In my career so far, this is the picture that best performs one’s grief”, Yadav said.
Pandit went to the hometown of Bihar in the middle of the week and was introduced to a center of isolation. He suffered from fever, headaches and was put into the hospital, but negative with Covid-19.
Although not yet home to meet the family but Pandit said, he will never go back to Delhi or to any other city looking for work. “I’m going to try, try. My family and parents will be with me. That’s enough for me, “Pandit said.
However, the man said that if he had a chance to return to Delhi, he would find the woman who helped him with the ticket and paid him back home. Before leaving, she gave him the address for him to contact if he needed further assistance. “I want to see her again. She is the angel of TOh, “Pandit said.
Over 210 countries, the territory appeared Covid-19, which made nearly 5 million people infected, more than 325,000 people died. India currently records nearly 107,000 infections and over 3,000 deaths.
Mai Lam (The Guardian/Gulfnews)