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SC is hearing its Suo Motu case pertaining to the problems & miseries of #MigrantLabourers who are stranded in different parts of the country due to the #lockdown

Titled "In Re: Problems & Miseries of Migrant Workers" , Top Court had taken cognisance of the issue on May 26.
Additionally, Activist Medha Patekar plea praying for the provision of creating "uniform platform ticketing system" for migrants traveling via trains is being heard.

The plea also asks for basic necessities and financial schemes to equip #migrants post #lockdown.

@medhanarmad
Senior Advocates Kapil Sibal, Indira Jaising, Sanjay Parikh, Colin Gonsalves appear on screen. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta also before the bench to apprise the Court.

@KapilSibal
@DColinGonsalves
#MigrantWorkers
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[ #SupremeCourt SUO MOTU HEARING TAKING NOTE OF #MIGRANTCRISIS ]

A 3 judge bench led by J. Ashok Bhushan begins hearing the suo motu case. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta was asked to brief the court about steps taken by centre to avert the migrant crisis in the wake of #lockdown Image
Senior Advocates Indira Jaisingh, Kapil Sibal, Sanjay Parikh and Colin Gonsalves on screen. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for Centre.
Counsel for Medha Patkar, Senior Adv Sanjay Parikh urges court to take up their plea addressing migrant crisis first after SG Tushar Mehta wraps up his submissions on behalf of centre.
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1/5 #Tunisia 26.05.20 - According to official statement of Tunisian National Guard spokesperson the authorities between 17 & 25.05.2020 thwarted 24 boat crossings and apprehended 484 #migrants of different nationalities. #migrantcrisis #frontex #seenotrettung #COVID19
2/5 - 25/26.05.20 Tunisian Maritime Guard during night patrol seized a high speed boat off Quarba and apprehended 21 #migrants (20 Tunisian & 1 Moroccan) and 1 Italian smuggler who skippered the boat with additional cigarette contraband. All referred to Public Prosecutor.
[similar case] "Traffico di esseri umani e sigarette dall'Africa a Marsala. Iniziato il processo" tp24.it/2020/05/19/giu… and "Four Tunisians among human trafficking suspects in Sicily" alkhaleejtoday.co/international/…
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#ReadingSession - #Thread on "Report of the Task Force on an IT Strategy for PDS and an implementable solution for the direct transfer of subsidy for Food and Kerosene" - Oct 2011 aka #NandanPDSTaskForce which first mooted the idea of #PDSN. It is important to understand #ONORC
The report is here - dea.gov.in/sites/default/…

Before dwelling in - Note the title - Czar didn't like 'commitees' and hence called whatever he was part of, as - task force - Though no task was done!
Members of committee - All ex-officio secretaries, except 2 from the illegal executive body UIDAI. This was basically done by "#Aadhaar lobby".

May 2020 - theprint.in/economy/modi-g… - Nandan funded media calling 'Anti Aadhaar lobby' in NAC stalled it in UPA era.
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Many commentators (see eg. @dravirmani @TheJaggi and @ShekharGupta) have argued for Labour Law reform in India, in the context of UP Govt action to scrap a raft of current laws. Many have cited the example of Bangladesh. Here is B'desh Labour Act 2006.
ilo.org/dyn/travail/do…
This is a comprehensive piece of legislation that reads like a Trade Unionist's wish list. Maternity rights, workers compensation, retirement benefits, health and safety at work, employment of minors.. its all there. This is progressive legislation indeed. I commend it.
In his Youtube commentary, @ShekharGupta presents an old argument that laws preventing a business owener from firing staff and shitting down a factory with > 100 workers acts as a brake on expansion and scale necessary to become competitive. He did NOT give any other example.
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CJI led bench of SC is hearing petitions seeking the Court's intervention for accessibility of basic necessities & medical facilities for migrant workers who have been driven out of cities in view of the nationwide #lockdown in India.
#COVID19
#21daylockdown
Yesterday, the Centre was directed to file a reply on steps taken in this regard.
The hearing is being held via video conferencing. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta & Advocates of Petitioner(s) on the screen, set to apprise the bench.
#COVID2019india
Bench assembles on Video Conferencing.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta states the Centre has filed a detailed status report. Mehta adds that our country has been taking preemptive, proactive steps to mitigate the #COVID19 crisis since January 17.
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1 to 24 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019🤨👇🏼
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25 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019 🤨👇🏼
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Mexicans are headed to the polls today to elect a new President... #AMLO is the favorite, many have called him #Mexico’s answer to @realDonaldTrump analysts say that might not be true and voters think he’ll stick up to #Trump who say their current President #Nieto never did
87 million Mexicans (who live in and out of the country) are registered to vote. Juan Gomez-Cruces, 35, who lives in Atlanta, was so unhappy with all the candidates, he just wrote an “X” on his early ballot and sent it back to #Mexico -Read more @NBCLatino nbcnews.to/2KAlZNi
Gomez-Cruces says he watched all 3 debates and one was more disappointing than the next. One debate: candidate ‘El Bronco’ says - “we need to cut off the hand of anyone who steals in the public service.” The moderator asks “literally?” ‘El Bronco’ replies “literally.”
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