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Lobby spreading canards about migrant labourers: Kerala CM

Lobby spreading canards about migrant labourers: Kerala CM”

The campaign reportedly emanated from West Bengal.

Amidst reports of the fake stories on social media triggering a mass exodus of migrant workers from the state, Behera assured the migrant workers that no such attacks against labourers from other states were taking place in the state and requested them not to fall for false propaganda.

"It has come to the government's notice that some anti-social elements are spreading rumours among migrant workers in Kerala".

Laborers from Kozhikode, Kollam, and Ernakulam had fled the state after the campaign triggered panic among them. No other state in the country has done what we have been doing for them.

Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan cautioned the people of the state to be alert about a deliberate attempt to defame the state and sabotage the cordial atmosphere prevailing in the state.

The WhatsApp hoax about migrant workers facing death threats in Kerala might have a disturbing nativistic subtext, according to State police investigators.

"Like Keralites, migrant workers are fully safe and secure here". Kozhikode city police commissioner S. Kaliraj Mahesh Kumar will coordinate the investigation, he added.

Muhammed Suhail, president of the Kerala Hotel and Restaurant Association in Kozhikode, said that the 26-year-old youth committed suicide due to family issues. They based their misinformation campaign on the supposition that presence of migrant labourers, an estimated 20 lakh, could potentially change Kerala's demography to the political advantage of specific minority communities. There is an ulterior motive behind the false propaganda that migrant workers were attacked. Clips claimed that some migrants had been killed after being tortured by locals, adds the newspaper.



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