Ivanka Trump draws derision in India for praising migrant's hard journey home

Ivanka Trump draws derision in India for praising migrant's hard journey home

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-05-23 16:44

NEW DELHI: US presidential adviser Ivanka Trump's praise of an Indian teenager's bicycle ride home hundreds of kilometres away is drawing criticism in India for being insensitive to the plight of impoverished migrant workers struggling in a lockdown.

The girl carried her father on the back of her bicycle for about a week for 1,200km, the two said on Saturday (May 23), one of the many out-of-work migrant families leaving the big cities for their homes in other parts of India because the shutdown has sapped their savings.

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