Taking cognizance of the ‘mass exodus’ of labourers primary to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar Supreme Court (SC) heard the matter. The top court sought a status report from the Centre by Tuesday on the measures taken.
While looking into the matter SC said that ” migration of labourers out of panic and fear is becoming a bigger problem than the coronavirus“. A bench of Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao heard the matter through video-conferencing. PILs (Public Interest Litigation) was filed in this regards. The apex court withheld from giving any directions on the matter on Monday.
The bench said that the court would not create more confusion by issuing directions on measures that the government is already taking to deal with the issue. Before passing any direction, we would like to wait for the status report from the Centre, said the court. Representing the Central government was Solicitor General Tushar Mehta. The migration of labourers needs to be stopped to prevent the spread of the virus he said. He also said that the center and state governments have taken adequate measures.