50,000 migrants flee, over 400 detained: What’s Gujarat on border ?

Six districts, the majority of them in northern Gujarat, seen sporadic episodes of violence against Hindi-speaking UP, Bihari, Madhya Pradesh people. Mehsana and Sabarkantha were the worst-hit districts.

migrants-up-behari Gujarat government has beefed up security in areas inhabited by non-Gujaratis following a mass exodus of researchers.

The migrant workers fled fearing retaliatory violence after a guy from Bihar was accused of raping a toddler.

The police has also taken countless individuals into custody and has slapped several cases against them.

On September 28, a 14-month-old girl was allegedly raped by a migrant worker in Sabarkantha district.

Six districts, the majority of them in northern Gujarat, seen sporadic episodes of violence against Hindi-speaking men and women.

The exodus

Fearing retaliatory violence, there was a mass exodus of migrants from Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Bharatiya Vikas Parishad President Maheshsingh Kushwah maintained that over 20,000 individuals belonging to Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh had fled the nation due to the prevailing uncertainty.

"More than 20,000 migrants from these countries have fled because of fear as Hindi-speaking people are being attacked in various areas of the state. All non-Gujaratis should not be seen as offenders for the misdeeds of one person," he explained.

Reports, but suggest that the amount of migrants fleeing the country might be as high as 50,000.

Police actions

On October 8, the police stated that it had arrested 431 people in connection with 56 cases enrolled in the problem.

The police department also directed officials to organise camps and speak with local leaders.

Claiming that no untoward incident had occurred during the last 48 hours,'' Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said the situation was brought under control. Rupani guaranteed safety to the migrants and sentenced people not to engage in violence.

"We are committed to maintaining law and order, and people may call police in the event of trouble. We'll provide them safety." He told reporters in Rajkot.

Fiscal Effect

As a result of thousands of migrant labourers tripping Gujarat, infrastructure and construction companies in the nation could face manpower shortage in the short term.

Human resource officials also advised that the companies are engaging with the state government and government forces to ensure security of the employees in their factories and production facilities. Additionally, measures have been taken to get in touch with people who have left for their native areas and convince them to come back.

The exodus may also cause problems for the pharmaceuticals industry.

Gujarat is the production hub for pharmaceuticals, home over 3,300 production units, such as a number of the big drug manufacturers such as Sun Pharma, Torrent Pharmaceuticals, Cadila Healthcare and Intas, leading approximately 28% of India's pharmaceutical exports.


Gujarat Home Minister Pradeepsinh Jadeja said that efforts were about to find out whether the strikes were a"conspiracy by those who are from power in Gujarat because the previous 22 years", hinting at Congress.

"You appointed your Gujarat MLA Alpesh Thakor as one of the federal secretaries in-charge of Bihar and his ensemble Gujarat Kshatriya Thakor Sena is driving out migrant Biharis," Kumar alleged in the correspondence.

Congress, nevertheless, on October 8 blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and CM Rupani for the attacks and violence in Gujarat and said they should stop if they are not able to perform their responsibilities.

The Rahul Gandhi-led bash additionally trained its guns on PM Modi, saying how he would go to Varanasi and confront the people of the nation that made him the prime minister, after attacks on migrant labour from UP in Gujarat, a state of which he was the chief minister for long.

Gandhi said targeting of migrant workers was"completely wrong" and that he was completely contrary to it.

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said the root cause of violence in Gujarat was closure of factories and unemployment there due to that both the machine and the market are reeling.

"There is nothing more terrifying than poverty. The origin of the violence in Gujarat is the closed factories and unemployment there. Both the system and that economy are reeling.

"Making migrant labour their goal is totally erroneous. I stand completely against it," he explained in Hindi on Twitter.

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