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SC is hearing a plea seeking directions to the Government so as to equip migrant workers to be able to return to their native land.
#COVIDー19
#MigrantLabourers
#lockdown
"These people have one day ration with them. They are in a desperate situation. Why can't the people who have tested negative go to their respective homes? I don't understand.
This violates their fundamental right!" Adv Prashant Bhushan argues.
@pbhushan1
Court says some States are taking steps.
To this, @pbhushan1 responds:
"There were some reports earlier that certain states were trying to bring back their people, but that has really not happened"
There are reports by the Hindu which say that 96% of them (migrant workers) are not getting wages, they have very less food, Bhushan.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta : These reports are wrong!
#COVIDー19
The Govt is not enforcing the fundamental rights of the people and I am pleading to this Court to enforce their fundamental rights: Bhushan.
"This is the institution created by constitution" Bhushan adds.
@pbhushan1
#COVIDー19
#MigrantWorkers
Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul to Advocate Prashant Bhushan: "You don't have faith on us. How can we hear you. An order can always be criticised."
Justice Gavai: "UP CM is saying, he will bring back 15 lakh labourers"
#covidindia
#MigrantWorkers
The migrant labourers who are in distress should be considered immediately, retired judges are also saying this, Bhushan adds.

SG interjects:
To Bhushan: "Don't be under the impression that you are the only person who is pressing for fundamental rights"
#Covid_19
SG to Bhushan: "Don't try to project that you are the only concerned person in the country"

Bhushan: "If objection is on me, I will withdraw. Some other lawyer will appear"
"I have never said that I have no faith in this institution, I only expressed my views. Some retired judges also saying same thing" Bhushan.
Justice Kaul: "This institution is not hostage to the govt. You don't have faith on us"
#COVIDー19
#MigrantWorkers
"Court accepting whatever govt. is stating without verifying"Bhushan
Justice Kaul: "You don't have faith in the judiciary! You say that you are with this institution for 30 years. You know some orders are favoUrable, some are not. You should not have said such things"
@pbhushan1
Bhushan to the Bench: "I understand sir. This is not lack of faith in the institution"

SG: The govt is also very much concerned with the matters concerning migrant labourers. Other than a few individuals there is also the govt which is concerned about people.
#Covid_19
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta in plea for equipping migrant workers to return to their native places: "The govt is consulting with States as to how many have to be transported to their states and how many have to be given help and what kind of help"
#MigrantWorkers
#Covid_19
Justice Kaul: Are you ready to examine this?

Solicitor General: Govt is examining everything. Brilliant ideas of the petitioner are not required. But please don't keep this petition pending. It only says wrong messages. All points raised by the petitioner will be examined.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta:
"Every time Mr Bhushan looses he goes to the lawns and says this is a Black day. You cannot run govt as a PIL petitioner!"
@pbhushan1
Bhushan: Please allow inter-state transportation [for migrant workers wishing to return home to their native places]
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta: This is none of your business! Government will see!
#Covid_19
#MigrantWorkers
SG vehemently contends that notice mustn't be issued in the plea seeking safe travel of migrant workers to their homes.
"Keep it after 2 weeks"
"None of us has the experience of running the Government. If you want to file petitions, you can file" SG
To this, Bhushan says:
"I am not seeking anything, but only the rights of these Migrant labourers"
@pbhushan1
#MigrantWorkers
#Covid_19
"I have a solution. Please record my statement. The officers are present and they know the ground situation well" SG says.
Court : Please hear the order now.
#Covid_19
#MigrantWorkers
#Corona
Bench: Union to respond on movement of migrant workers. We are only asking whether there is any proposal regarding this. You have one week to respond.

Matter adjourned by a week.
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