Coronavirus lockdown: Government bids in Supreme Court, food given to about 23 lakh people

Supreme Court: The Supreme Court was again heard on Tuesday on a petition filed for migrant laborers. Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava, in his petition, has asked for directions to provide food and shelter to laborers immediately in view of the lockdown caused by the corona virus. On which the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on behalf of the Central Government told the court that there is a complete ban on the interstate migration of laborers.

Tushar told the apex court, “We are considering providing counseling to remove confusion among people.” More than 22 lakh 88 thousand people are being given food. These are all the needy, migrant and daily wage laborers. They have been kept in the shelter. ‘

During the hearing, the court asked the Center to set up a portal within 24 hours to provide real-time information about the corona virus epidemic to counter the panic being spread through fake news. The court said that the life of the people would take more illusion than the virus.

The court asked the Center to enlist the help of community leaders and trained counselors of all religions to convince the migrants residing in various shelters of the country. The court asked the Center to stop the migration and to ensure food, shelter, nutrition and medical needs for them.

The Center told the apex court that the suggestion of spraying water and chemicals on migrants does not work scientifically and is not the right approach. The court refused to prohibit the High Courts from raising the issue of migrants, saying they could monitor the issue more closely.

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