Srinagar : Stepping out of their own state of Bihar in search for some better financial engagement in other states, migrant workers from Bihar are now facing uncertainties after they were told to leave Srinagar immediately.
Security forces in Srinagar as well as local landowners, employers in Srinagar have asked the migrant workers from Bihar to leave the region after Article 370 was revoked in the Parliament. Curfew has been applied in the region for an unwanted riot post the move by the parliament.
Ahead of its announcement revoking Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and carving the State into two Union Territories on Monday, the government had begun moving out tourists, pilgrims and outstation workers. With large parts of Jammu and Kashmir under curfew-like conditions since Monday, the group of workers from West Champaran district of Bihar said that they were unsure of ever returning to collect their unpaid dues.
A group of 30 men all from Bihar who were working in Srinagar have been asked to leave their accommodation. These men then after reached the bus stand in Srinagar to buy tickets but were left aghast after seeing a long queue at the bus stand.
Seeing the harrowing situation these migrant workers are facing, some government officials have started selling these tickets in black. The private cab operators were demanding Rs 2000 per person for a trip to Jammu that is usually Rs 700.
The workers are also uncertain whether they will ever receive back their dues as they don’t see a ray of hope of returning.