Every civilization is the landmark of its own creation. Every creation is the result of a vast exploration of its labour-force. Rome was not built in a day. It means a sculpture sustains by the long hardships of labourers and their untold toils. The dazzling malls, water parks, cinema complexes, and offices are nothing but the result of human resources exploited by capitalists.
If a community is by and large improving then it is because of the existing workforce. Thus we have come to realize that the labourers are the vital entity behind a flourishing society. Then the current outbreak of coronavirus has definitely affected the rags to riches sections of our society. It can’t be denied that the elite class is somehow affected by the novel Covid-19. But have we realized the plight of our labour class? The most dangerous outcome and the downfall of our system have already been revealed to everyone.
The viral picture of millions of migrants helplessly wandering in the Ananda Bihar zone is sufficient to induce empathy towards them. It is also enough evidence to tickle the brain of a sensible one about the degradation, mismanagement, and failure of systems.
In the scorching heat and even in a cyclonic situation, the stride of labourers towards their native place suggests the predicament of our culture. It is absolutely true that the government is very much empathetic towards our labour-force. Our Apex court has already ordered to arrange special labourer-train with much complacency in the distribution of foodstuffs and drinking water. But who will take the responsibility for the deaths caused by derailment, bus collision, and many more such incidents?
Due to coverage of long-distance even with the gift of starvations for weeks, the migrants have met their tragic unnatural end. The end of a life means an invitation to the untold sufferings of his or her family members. An extremely poor person which is none other than a migrant is the sole breadwinner of his family.
Have we even considered the educational or psychological aspect of a migrant’s kids? The fear of corona is not at all evoking fear in them. Actually, the pang of poverty is hitting them. The unknown foe is in no way annoying them. Rather the fear of hunger is leading them towards the extreme fear of life which is none other than death.
So as a sensible citizen of our society, I can only pray on behalf of them to our government and request it to create mass employment opportunities and better sanitation to ensure their right to live in dignity as directed by our constitution as well.