Throughout the lockdown, the crisis of migrant labourers was seen as a humanitarian crisis which needed humanist intervention from state, corporates and civil society. Migrant workers were regarded as passive recipients of help, aid and attention from several sections of society. This approach depoliticised the migrant workers response to the crisis. The entire episode of walking back to their homes was also characterised by a range of protests, agitation etc in several parts of the country. We identified and documented almost 158 protests during the course of lockdown. The ‘Migrant Workers’ Resistance Map’ is an attempt to document acts of resistance by migrant workers since the beginning of the lockdown. Within our limited human and technical capacity, we have collated information and designed the map.

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