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Food Scarcity and… During Corona times

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This article, refers to:

https://wiangga0409.wordpress.com/2020/04/29/the-peril-of-food-scarcity/ …of Wiangga.

In India, Corona has highlighted the plight of the ‘Migrants,’ who constitute part of the Whopping (about) 93% of the population of India, being the ‘Daily Wage Earners.’

Despite Lip service on the part of the centre, not being paid, or taken care of, by way of place to stay and food, etc, the Migrants have preferred to Walk, for the Most part, distances as great as 1,100 Kms, about 675 Miles, with almost No provisions, carrying Infants in Arms.

Above: Resting.

The Toll, visible on faces.

Not allowed to go further, camping under a Bridge.

Migrant who died of Starvation, on the road;

Migrant Dead of starvation, upon being brought to hospital too late.

Tragically, a 12 yo Girl, having walked about a 100 Kms, died of Exhaustion and Hunger 50 Km from her destination. https://www.shethepeople.tv/news/12-year-old-migrant-girl-dies-walking-reach-chhattisgarh

Collecting Spilled grains.

As opposed to all this, instead of helping such poor people, #modi and his gorement have chosen to write off Wilful Defaulter’s loans, to the tune of 68, 607 Crores (roughly 883 x 1,32,788 = 11,52,71,804 Dollars).

And then I read in Wiangga’s post:

The Jakarta Post reported on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, that more farmers from villages help cities ensure food supply during the pandemic. The farmer association in Kulon Progo sent pickup trucks full of vegetables and rice to Yogjakarta to help the poor and those who had lost their income during the pandemic.’

Why didn’t Indian Farmers do that?

Bec too many of them are Busy Committing Suicide.

All hail to chief #modi, and his able assistant, #amitshaw.

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Farmer’s Suicide a Fashion!?

One #bjp MLA, Gopal Shetty, has dared to call it just that, saying: Farmers committing suicide is a ‘Fashion Trend.’

Thus Sensitive are Our Lawmakers. What good can We expect from them? They will continue to say such things till We Collectively Raise Our Voice.

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Image from Internet. See also:

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/india/bjp-mp-gopal-shetty-mocks-farmers-says-committing-suicide-a-fashion-trend-1204369.html