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Send Migrants Home Within 15 Days, Supreme Court Orders Centre, States

by Sidharth Pandey Jun 09, 2020 • 05:30 PM Views 530

Close to two and a half months after the lockdown, the Supreme Court has ordered the Central Government to send back migrant workers, stuck in metro cities, to their home states within 15 days and asked state administration to also comply in addition to facilitating counselling and skill mapping. The Railway Ministry has been told that if the state governments demand 'Shramik' trains to ferry back migrants, then trains should be provided within 24 hours. The apex court also directed that cases against migrants who defied lockdowns be wirhdrawn. Sidharth Pandey reports