We welcomed the strategy of a lockdown — possibly, the harshest and largest in the world, with the smallest relief package. The lockdown by design had nothing to offer the working poor except to destroy overnight the lives they had resiliently built for themselves. After all, the safety of physical distancing and handwashing were impossible for them in their grimy, crowded shanties or rough streets. With their livelihoods bombed out by state policy, in their ruins they were suddenly forced to endure the very hunger they escaped when they had moved to the city. Here are some voices of those on the margins and how a lockdown, completely bereft of empathy and compassion, made their lives more grinding than ever.