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[LIVE UPDATES] Supreme Court Hearing On Plight Of Migrant Workers (Suo Motu)

Sanya Talwar
5 Jun 2020 5:09 AM GMT
[LIVE UPDATES] Supreme Court Hearing On Plight Of Migrant Workers (Suo Motu)
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Supreme Court to hear the suo motu case pertaining to the plight of migrant workers across the country, who have found themselves in dire straits due to the Coronavirus induced lockdown. ‬

‪Last week, a slew of interim directions were passed by Top Court.‬



Live Updates

  • 5 Jun 2020 10:22 AM GMT

    Order reserved. Will give directions on Tuesday

  • 5 Jun 2020 10:20 AM GMT

    SG, “Let the present system of migration continue, with the train and buses. Mr. Vishwanathan’s clients are always welcome to help. We’ve crossed the threshold of the real problem. For this 15 day period, let it continue.”

  • 5 Jun 2020 10:20 AM GMT

    SG, “My suggestion is that the system in place has worked, let it continue. On data collection and other aspects, they are academic things, as work is being done on the ground.”

  • 5 Jun 2020 10:16 AM GMT

    There can't be objection to declaring trains in advance, but if it's made open to all there will be rush at the station.

    Say there are two trains for which registration was not done earlier, people will come and there will be huge rush

    The system adopted by state so far has worked effectively, let it remain.

  • 5 Jun 2020 10:14 AM GMT

    SG: No deaths have taken place due to non supply of water, food or medicine. All are due to existing illness

  • 5 Jun 2020 10:14 AM GMT

    Vishwanathan alleges that states stats are not completely on point. Been informed by NLSIU alumni about some 1600 workers who wanted to go to a district in TN.

    SG assures the Court that the entire country is working in tandem.

  • 5 Jun 2020 10:11 AM GMT

    Counsel for UP supports the SG, says that a lot of submissions that have been made today are not what is really happening on the ground.

  • 5 Jun 2020 10:11 AM GMT


    KV Viswanathan seeks to give 3 bullet suggestions

    Vishwanathan says parens patriae must not be caught on in this cross-fire of funds [for migrant workers]


  • 5 Jun 2020 10:03 AM GMT

    Sr. Adv. Gupta continues, makes suggestions for streamlining #migrant transportation and registrations.

  • 5 Jun 2020 10:03 AM GMT

    Gupta: There is a second application, which is separate.

    Kaul J. - We are listening to some petitions, we do not want this to become a “jamboree”.

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