News By/Courtesy: Jeffy Johnson | 03 Apr 2020 17:27pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The letter of TMC MP Mahua Moitra
  • The plight of migrant workers
  • Actions of the executive agencies

The administration and management of the migrant workmen who took the course to nationwide lockdown declaration because of the absence of office and legitimate data. This has caused an equivalent issue of infection and spread of the COVD 19. The worries are originating from each corner and the Government is attempting to discover an answer for such circumstances. In light of these events,  All India Trinamool Congress Member of Parliament of the State of West Bengal (WB) Mahua Moitra has composed a letter to the Chief Justice of India featuring the predicament and cry of the migrant workers amid the dangerous virus pandemic. This case will be heard on 4th April 2020 by the bench comprising of Justice Deepak Gupta and l N Rao. Ms Moitra will be appearing by herself in this matter. In the letter, it was stated that she has personally received over 300 requests of help from stranded migrant workers belonging to faraway places in Kerala, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana, Delhi, Gurgaon and many more. She stated that the poor workers, some of them employed at local construction sites and others in manufacturing units. There are a great many miles away from their homes and live in outrageous penury. She went onto encourage the Supreme Court Judges to see the death toll included and the awful hardships being suffered by the migrant workers. She requests and implores the lordships to take up a critical stand and take up the issue to a proper course of action by the Government and Private entities. 

She also argued in the letter that directions will be given to the executive agencies to make courses of action for the stranded workmen. And also look into the fact that for the businesses to discharge wages to these labourers. With wages also provide them with food ration and shelter during this period of the pandemic. The letter additionally read these labourers are very poor and from the weaker sections of the society. These individuals live on the daily wages they receive. Quick and immediate meditation has to be made by the executive agencies otherwise thousands of labourers will die from starvation and many more will be subject to the dangerously spreading COVD19 virus. Past to this, a bench lead by Chief Justice of India Bobde has seen public interest litigation for the upliftment and welfare of these migrant workers. 

Section Editor: Pushpit Singh | 03 Apr 2020 18:44pm IST


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