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Agra Police has set up stalls in the city to provide free-of-cost slippers to migrant workers who are walking miles to reach their homes amid the lockdown. By Kumar Shree

Ever since the beginning of the lockdown, Agra Police has been helping the underprivileged, migrant workers who are trying to reach their homes, and daily earners like rickshaw pullers and stranded labourers with food and water packets. They are now providing free slippers to workers who are trying to walk hundreds of miles to get back home.

 

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As reported by Hindustan Times, Vikas Jaiswal, CO, Sadar Circle, says, “The summer months in Northern India are challenging. The roads become blazing hot, especially during the daytime, and walking barefoot on them becomes extremely painful. Understanding the problem, the police department of Agra decided to offer slippers and shoes to these migrants.”

Talking about how they came up with the idea, he added, “These are migrants who have been walking for days together from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. This is the least we can do for them. Their smiles are the biggest blessings we are getting.”

Agra Police plans to continue these services and has also put up banners to inform the migrants about the same. The message reads. “Come let’s cooperate, one mission, one initiative, free shoes and slippers for migrant labourers.”

 

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Talking about the response from the migrants, Jaiswal said, “On learning about our initiative and getting the slippers, many labourers and migrants had tears in their eyes. Such initiatives will go a long way in developing trust in the police and the state machinery.”

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