Migrants flee amidst violence in north Gujarat

Attacks targeted workers from outside over alleged rape
More than 5,000 migrant people working in factories as casual labourers and daily wage earners have fled fearing violent attacks on them amidst unabated incidents of violence targeting migrants in north Gujarat districts. The rape of a toddler by a migrant worker in a village in Sabarkantha district triggered the violent attacks on migrants working in factories and construction sites.The rape of a toddler by a migrant worker in a village in Sabarkantha district triggered the violent attacks on migrants working in factories and construction sites.“We have detained 342 people and filed about 42 cases,” Gujarat’s DGP Shivanand Jha told a gathering of journalists, adding that extra police force had been deployed in sensitive areas to maintain the law and order situation. However, despite the deployment of extra police force, tension prevailed in Banaskantha, Mehsana, Gandhinagar, Sabarkantha and even in parts of eastern Ahmedabad where some localities are dominated by migrants from U.P., Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.
Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/migrants-flee-amidst-violence-in-north-gujarat/article25152895.ece

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