Chidambaram asks Govt to allow migrants to travel to their home state after May 3

New Delhi, Apr 24 : Former Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said the Union government should allow migrant persons to travel their home states, ‘under strict conditions of health safety’.
In a series of tweets, Mr Chidambaram said, ‘Overwhelming mood and desire among migrant persons (and their families) is that, after May 3, they should be allowed to go back to their home states, villages’.
‘The desire to go back to their home states, to join their families, and to be among their own language-speaking people is an overpowering desire that cannot be suppressed for too long in the name of a lockdown’, he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had extended the nationwide lockdown, which was imposed to curtail the spread of Coronavirus till May 3.
Referring to the Congress Working Committee’s resolution, came out on Thursday, Mr Chidambaram said, the CWC has rightly called upon the government to frame a humane policy that, after May 3, will allow migrant persons to travel to their home states, under strict conditions of health safety.

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