Karnataka High court has asked the state government to urgently look into the issue of lack of food security to daily wage workers, migrant workers and homeless persons, during the 21-days lockdown period announced to break the spread of Corona Virus.
A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice B V Nagarathna will take up the petition filed by Sandhya U Prabhu on March 30. Letters were written to the Chief Justice, and Karnataka State Legal Aid services Authority by President, People's Union Of Civil Liberties, AICCTU, expressing concern about failure to provide food security for vulnerable sections of the society.
The bench said "We are of the view that the grievances made in all the three letters require urgent attention of the state government. Various directions have been sought about the measures to be taken for dealing with epedemic of cornovirus, therefore we direct that the grivenaces expressed in these three letters will be considered."
The bench directed the registry to forward the copies of the order and letters to the Advocate General and Chief Secretary. The case would be heard through video conferencing on March 30.
The court also put the state on notice and said if occasion arises the bench on the next date of hearing will consider the issue of implementation of the Apex court directions, for taking measures to reduce over crowding in prisons in the state.