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Supreme Court Hearing On Migrant Issue: Live-Updates

Sanya Talwar & Nilashish Chaudhary
28 May 2020 7:56 AM GMT

Live Updates

  • 28 May 2020 9:47 AM GMT

    Senior Advocate Sanjay Parikh now submitted Activist n Medha Patkar's petition seeking uniform ticketing system for #MigrantWorkers and other necessities to safeguard them. "We have given suggestions"

  • 28 May 2020 9:42 AM GMT

    Gonsalves: Given the current figures, it will take 6-8 months for all migrants to get back home.

    SG: Please don’t allow him to instigate My Lords.

    Gonsalves - "We want food and water free and immediately. Cannot have online registration. The registrar should be in person"

  • 28 May 2020 9:41 AM GMT

    SG to Gonsalves:

    You are reading but reading for whom? Give me a copy. I’ll read it myself.

    Bench: You don’t listen to us and are just going on reading ? Just tell us 1 or 2 suggestions that we can facilitate.

  • 28 May 2020 9:39 AM GMT

    Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves: I'm representing a migrant labour organization. My suggestions are on page 6 of my application.

    Bench - "Don’t read it. We’ll look into it"

    Gonsalves - "no let me read it"

    Bench - "no we will read it ourselves"

    Gonsalves reads.

  • 28 May 2020 9:36 AM GMT

    Jaising: "They're asking for pre booking registration. Information about where and how are trains going to depart. They published schedule for #VandeBharathMission but not for these [#ShramikSpecialTrains] trains.

  • 28 May 2020 9:35 AM GMT

    Jaising: Question is, how many days will it take to ensure that every migrant reaches home?

    Bench: "We are not saying everyone wants to go. We are asking how many are waiting."

  • 28 May 2020 9:34 AM GMT

    SG: You are instigating others to shift who don't want to shift?

    Jaising: We are giving you statistics based on the press release issued by the Indian railways. We got numbers of migrants from the report filed by the CentrE in the alakh alok Shrivastava case.

  • 28 May 2020 9:33 AM GMT

    "There are surplus trains that can be used for #migrants. Only 3% trains being used as of now.

    There are 4 crore migrants waiting to get back home. SG says we cannot divert trains used for essential commodities. There are a total of about 4 crore migrants waiting" Jaising

  • 28 May 2020 9:30 AM GMT

    Bench:

    "All states must file their reports"

    Senior Advocate Indira Jaising -

    "Everybody has been heard except the migrant workers"

  • 28 May 2020 9:29 AM GMT

    Bench asks Counsel for Maharashtra:

    "We are asking you how many people are waiting to go home. Are you providing them food or not? Most affected state is Maharashtra?"