A painful stream of spilt milk connects them – a man and a pack of dogs – as they lick up the precious liquid on either end.
This could be the image that speaks volumes of the plight of the thousands of indigent people in the country who have lost their jobs and income in the 21-day COVID lockdown.
The image from Agra’s Ram Bagh Chauraha was taken Monday (April 13) morning after a large milk container overturned on the road, 6 km away from the iconic Taj Mahal.
In the original Twitter video, the man in the image can be seen scooping milk to store in an earthen pot while in a distance a pack of dogs joins in.
इंसान और जानवर साथ साथ दूध पीने लगे।
आज अगरा के रामबाग चौराहे पर एक दूध वाले की दूध की टंकी गिर गयी।फिर क्या हुआ खुद देखिए। pic.twitter.com/OWvNg8EFIe
— Kamal khan (@kamalkhan_NDTV) April 13, 2020
Previously, the lockdown caused the exodus of hundreds of migrant workers to their villages who undertook the journey on foot.
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), 40 crore Indians working in the informal economy risk falling deeper into poverty during the crisis.
Although the central government has announced direct cash transfers and food subsidies to help marginalised people, based on reports, little seems to be moving on ground zero.