Supreme Court dismisses PIL related to exodus of daily wage Migrant workers

On Friday, the Supreme Court has dismissed the petitions related to the migration of workers from long distance to their home back for their shelter security caused by the nationwide 21 days lockdown in India.

While dismissing the case, as the Supreme Court has rights to hear the PIL or not, The Supreme Court rejected the PIL while excusing that millions of people have millions of views. In fact, we can’t hear everyone’s thoughts.

The Supreme Court has refused to proceed with the petitions related to the exodus of daily wage workers caused by the nationwide 21 days lockdown. These petitions were filed by lawyers including Harsh Mander, Prashant Bhushan, and others. The Supreme Court said that millions of people have millions of views. We cannot listen to everyone’s views and cannot force the government for this in the stage of the epidemic.

In fact, public interest litigation was filed in the Supreme Court, demanding hotels and resorts to be used for migrant laborers. It was argued that adequate sanitation and facilities are not available in the shelter home. This petition was rejected by the Supreme Court on Friday.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta objected to these petitions and said that PIL’s shops should be closed. The one who actually wants to help somebody, he works on the ground level or in the people. Sitting in AC rooms and filing a PIL is of no use. If the court wants a detailed report on migrants and laborers, then we will file accordingly.

SG Tushar Mehta said that there is no need for special instructions from the courts on the issue of labor exodus. State governments are already making arrangements in buildings, schools, hotel premises, etc. as per requirements. If needed, we will make more arrangements. Central and state governments are working better on the issue of migrants.

Earlier, the Supreme Court, while hearing a petition related to the exodus of workers, directed the Central Government to form a temporary committee. This committee of religious leaders and political people will go to every shelter home and talk to the workers. Along with this, orders were given to appoint a counselor to convince the workers.