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The high court has asked the central government to place before it details of the portal it proposes to set-up for registration of migrants.
Migrant workers aren’t expected to return to the cities as long as the virus is spreading and work is uncertain. But there aren’t enough jobs in the villages.
The HC will hear the PIL alleging misappropriation of funds meant for migrants and construction workers in Delhi on 16 June.
Students and alumni of the three institutes arranged for the migrants' air travel after reports of passengers dying aboard Shramik Special trains started surfacing.
The one cliche about Emergency was that the trains ran on time. But in this lockdown, trains are getting lost and people are arriving dead.
It is now routine in strongmen democracies to shoot the messenger if you don't like the message, and the messenger inevitably is the journalist.
Supreme Court noted there were lapses in the Centre and state govts' responses to the migrant workers crisis, and was concerned for those wanting to go back home.
According to health department, returning migrants continue to comprise a high percentage of those infected and 2,072 of them have tested positive since 3 May.
Several political leaders, including Rabri Devi and Chirag Paswan, have offered to sponsor Jyoti Kumai's education expenses.
Senior advocate Dushyant Dave also pulled up lawyers, saying it fell to them to stir the conscience of the judiciary if it was not acting.