Shekhar Kapur And Anupam Kher Express Disappointment Over The State Of Migrant Workers Amid Pandemic; Talk About India's Economic Rise

Anupam Kher recently recited a poem to narrate the agony of migrant workers in times of Coronavirus. Responding to it, Shekhar Kapur spoke about India's economic growth which now seems to be an illusion

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Shekhar Kapur And Anupam Kher Express Disappointment Over The State Of Migrant Workers Amid Pandemic; Talk About India's Economic Rise
While we all are safely seated in our homes, migrant workers are walking miles to reach their homes in different states in tough times of Coronavirus. The lockdown has made it difficult for all to earn bread and butter in cities and with no hope left, migrants are moving to their hometown. Social media is abuzz with pictures and videos showcasing their misery. Recently, Anupam Kher too dedicated a post to the migrants as he recited a poem by Shadab Zafar. Shekhar Kapur responded to Kher's tweet and spoke about India's economic growth.

Anupam Kher in his tweet wrote, "Their pain, their misery, their sufferance. Why did it take us a pandemic to feel their agony??Why didn’t we always value them?? Let’s come together to save them. Let’s stand united to help them go back to their homes!! #MigrantWorkers #PoemByShadabZafarShadab." To this, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur responded saying, "Indian Economy has been built on the shoulders of the very people that we have abandoned. Without them, the economic rise of India is an illusion."

Not just this, Shekhar Kapur also shared an image of a mother giving bath to an infant on-road and spoke about how we have all neglected labourers all this while. He wrote, "Which one of us have not seen images like these everyday in Mumbai. On our way to work by road or by train. Everyday. And did we not realise they were migrant labourers? We are all complicit #Covid_19."




Quite a few celebs from Bollywood are speaking on the issue of migrant workers and are even coming forward to help. The best one among all is Sonu Sood who has arranged for many buses for the migrants to reach their home safely. He is constantly available on Twitter and is responding to each and everyone who is asking for help. (Also Read: Coronavirus Lockdown: Sonu Sood Organises Transport Buses For Hundreds Of Migrants Stuck In Mumbai)






Image Source: Twitter/AnupamPKher/shekharkapur
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