Journalist Rohini Mohan talks to Clifton D’Rozario and Rajendran Narayanan on the dire challenges faced by millions of migrant workers stranded across India during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.

Rohini Mohan (@rohini_mohan) is an award-winning independent journalist based in Bangalore, writing on human rights and politics.

Clifton D’ Rozario (@clifroz) is a practicing advocate with Manthan Law, and is the National Secretary, All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU) and the State Secretary CPI (ML) Liberation, Karnataka.

Rajendran Narayanan (@rajendran_naray) is an assistant professor at Azim Premji University, and a volunteer for the Stranded Workers Action Network (SWAN – @ strandedworkers).

Suggested readings:

32 Days and Counting: COVID-19 Lockdown, Migrant Workers, and the Inadequacy of Welfare Measures in India. Report by SWAN.

Explained: Indian Migrants across India, by the Indian Express.