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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 8:59 AM GMT

    "Don't let anyone use this platform to become a political platform. Let the impleadment applicant file affidavit on what their contribution is. See the letter which is doing the rounds"

    - Solicitor General Tushar Mehta

  • 28 May 2020 8:57 AM GMT

    "The question to ask is, What have they contributed? Your lordships must ask them to file an affidavit on their contribution? Except for writing on social media, penning articles, giving interviews? People are working tirelessly. From the safai karamcharis to the PM" - SG

  • 28 May 2020 8:57 AM GMT

    "For these arm chair intellectuals, Lordships are neutral only if they abuse the executive. If a handful of people want to control the institution, then it will become an ADM Jabalpur incident. All these people wanting to intervene need to apply the vulture and child story"...: SG

  • 28 May 2020 8:55 AM GMT

    "Those who come before your Lordships, let them establish their credentials. They earn in crores. Have they spent a penny? People are feeding people on the streets. Had any of them cared to come out of their AC offices?" - Solicitor General Tushar Mehta submits vehemently

  • 28 May 2020 8:54 AM GMT

    SG conitnues: "... a journalist had asked him - what happened to the child? He said I don’t know, I had to return home. Then the reporter asked him - how many vultures were there? He said one. The reporter said - no. There were two. One was holding the camera...."

  • 28 May 2020 8:54 AM GMT

    SG: "There was a photographer who went to Sudan in 1983. There was a panic stricken child. A vulture was waiting for the child to die. He photographed it and the photo was published in NYT and the photographer was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. He committed suicide after 4 months"

  • 28 May 2020 8:52 AM GMT

    Solicitor General Tushar Mehta:

    "Centre is doing a lot to prevent #COVID19 but there are Prophets of Doom in our country who only spread negativity, negativity, negativity. These arm chair intellectuals do not recognize the nation's effort"

  • 28 May 2020 8:52 AM GMT

    SG: "All these people writing on social media, giving interviews cannot even acknowledge what is being done.

    state governments and ministers are working over night. They don’t even have the patriotism to acknowledge that.

    Human race is facing most difficult challenge"

  • 28 May 2020 8:51 AM GMT

    SG: I have something more to say as an officer of the court. Have a complaint. There are some media reports and some people - two complaints I want to register.

    "There are prophets of doom who keep spreading Misinformation. Not showing courtesy to the Nation" 

  • 28 May 2020 8:49 AM GMT

    Solicitor General adds: "Unless lordships have the reports of the states, they won't have entire picture. Stray incidents can happen"

    Bench: There are some important issues that need to be addressed. The states and the Centre all need to understand that these are our concerns.