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Coronavirus: Supreme Court seeks popularity record from Centre on steps taken to stop migration of workers

The Supreme Court on Monday sought a reputation record from the Centre through Tuesday on the measures taken in view of the large-scale migration of labourers from cities to their native villages amid the coronavirus outbreak and the consequent lockdown throughout the country.

The pinnacle court docket determined that the migration of labourers out of panic and concern is turning into a larger trouble than the coronavirus.

It stated the court docket would no longer create extra confusion by way of issuing instructions on measures that the authorities is already taking to deal with the issue.

A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao, which took up two separate PILs filed by way of advocates Alakh Alok Srivastava and Rashmi Bansal on the difficulty of migration of labourers via video-conferencing, stated earlier than passing any direction, it would like to wait for the reputation file from the Centre.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, performing for the Centre, stated the migration of labourers wants to be stopped to stop the unfold of the virus and the Centre as nicely as the states worried have taken the requisite steps to deal with it.

The bench posted the things for listening to on Tuesday.

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