Migrant workers protest in Kollam demanding train to go home


Kannan Nair / Mathrubhumi News

The labourers are jobless after the lockdown was imposed. As trawling ban will start from June 9, they are unlikely to get any job soon.

Kollam: A group of migrant labourers staged a protest in Kollam demanding train to return to their native places. The protest was conducted by the labourers who are working in fishing boats in Chettikulangara and Neendakara areas. Following this, the police drove them away from the place.

The labourers are jobless after the lockdown was imposed. As trawling ban will start from June 9, they are unlikely to get any jobs. With this, they gathered at Thoppilkadavu area demanding facility to return home.



Though the police asked them many times to return to their shelter camps, the workers did not budge. Thus the police had to drive them away by lathi charge.

Earlier, a train had left to West Bengal. However, rest of the labourers did not get any train. First, the workers gathered in front of the collectorate, but returned on seeing police at the place. Later, they gathered at Thoppilkadavu area and protested.

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