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Sun May 24, 2020, 01:26 PM

Desperate Indian girl bikes 745 miles home with disabled dad

Source: AP

By SHEIKH SAALIQ and EMILY SCHMALL

NEW DELHI (AP) — From her village in eastern India, 15-year-old Jyoti Kumari reflected on her desperate 1,200-kilometer (745-mile) bicycle journey home with her disabled father that has drawn international praise.

“I had no other option,” she said Sunday. “We wouldn’t have survived if I hadn’t cycled to my village.”

Kumari said that she and her father risked starvation had they stayed in Gurugram, a suburb of New Delhi, with no income amid India’s coronavirus lockdown.

Her father, whose injury in an accident left him unable to walk, had earned a living by driving an auto rickshaw. But with all nonessential travel banned, he found himself among millions of newly unemployed. Their landlord demanded rent they couldn’t pay and threatened to evict them, Kumari said.



This Saturday, May 23, 2020, photo provided by sister Pinky Baby shows Jyoti Kumari 15, with her father at their home in Darbhanga district in Bihar state, India. Kumari rode a bicycle hundreds of miles with her father riding pillion to escape the constraints of a coronavirus lockdown in India that appears to have staved off an unmanageable spike in coronavirus cases but that triggered an exodus of migrant workers and crippled the economy. The 15-year-old has been invited to try out with the Cycling Federation of India, the body that sends team to the Olympics, and won accolades as far away as Washington, D.C. But she says she didn't pedal her father home to their village in pursuit of fame but rather simply to survive. (Pinky Baby via AP)


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Reply Desperate Indian girl bikes 745 miles home with disabled dad (Original post)
Omaha Steve May 24 OP
iemitsu May 24 #1
peacebuzzard May 24 #2
onetexan May 24 #8
peacebuzzard May 24 #9
Ford_Prefect May 24 #3
Joinfortmill May 24 #4
iluvtennis May 24 #7
Turbineguy May 24 #12
oswaldactedalone May 24 #5
keithbvadu2 May 24 #6
Skittles May 24 #10
BComplex May 24 #11
JI7 May 25 #13

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 01:35 PM

1. Quite a story.

And Americans complain about having to wear masks.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 01:59 PM

2. that is something, hope she does work with the Cycling Federation

she could be a spokesperson for the tragedy of the poor working class. Beautiful and brave girl.

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Response to peacebuzzard (Reply #2)

Sun May 24, 2020, 03:57 PM

8. +1 K&R

stories like this break my heart but i hope she will in fact get some monetary benefit for her tremendous courage and determination. Cycling 1200km is an amazing feat for a 15-year-old.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #8)

Sun May 24, 2020, 04:23 PM

9. I am imagining that she cycled in the midst of throngs of displaced citizens

trying to hike their way home. The poor workers in India have suffered so much with political changes and discriminations, and now this additional mortal adversity. Sad...

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 02:03 PM

3. Doing the right thing because it is time to stand up and do it.

There is no 3rd thing.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 03:16 PM

4. God bless this child.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Reply #4)

Sun May 24, 2020, 03:46 PM

7. Ditto. nt

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Response to Joinfortmill (Reply #4)

Sun May 24, 2020, 07:15 PM

12. Yes.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 03:26 PM

5. Well done

Jyoti. That’s phenomenal!!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 03:27 PM

6. +1

Dedication

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 06:16 PM

10. I would love to send a donation to her

really

compare her actions to the gun humping pieces of shit here whining about hair cuts

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 06:48 PM

11. Wasn't trump's "rally" in India a cause of the terrible outbreak they had? There were some people

suing the government for ordering everyone to show up for trump's self-glorifying.
He just "wanted them to do him a favor, though", before he offered the trade deal.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 04:14 AM

13. The way the migrants are being treated is so fucked up

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