The Silchar Truck Driver’s Association demonstrated a protest against the unjustified harassment with the truck drivers in the name of COVID-19 protocol all over the Northeastern States of India.
Truck drivers from Assam facing a disgusting quarantine at Mizoram. According to the offended truck drivers, the food at the quarantine centres of Mizoram is of being of very low quality and they have been beaten if they show no interest to eat them.
The Silchar Truck Driver’s Association had indefinitely stopped the movement of lorries from Assam and other states to Mizoram from 6 am on Saturday and may be extended up to the solution. The daughters of the truck drivers and their wives also joined the protest by blocking the trucks bound for Mizoram.
Moreover, Both the truck drivers and their assistants have been detained at the quarantine centre for two to three months instead of 14 days violating the COVID-19 norms by the government. The condition is the same all over the Northeast region.
The families of the driver and the evacuee are spending their days half-starved. Although the families of many drivers and evacuees have taken loans from various microfinance companies, they are currently unable to pay the weekly instalments of the loans too.