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MIGRANT LABOURERS NEWS

In jail for a month, 33 migrants get bail for clashing with police; 'Victims, not criminals', says Gujarat HC

June 24, 2020 9:51 pm

Justice Paresh Upadhyay observed that the said accused were “victims, and certainly not criminals.” They were in jail since May 18 when the FIR was registered against them.

Haryana to bear transportation cost of construction labourers returning to state: Dushyant

June 24, 2020 1:31 pm

The state would provide Rs 1500 as transport fare to each construction labourer.

Why abrogation of labour laws is problematic

June 17, 2020 8:44 pm

It could reduce participation of women in workforce, create incentives for exploitative practices.

The call of home

June 15, 2020 10:00 pm

It is time the Centre legislates on the right to homestead

Behind Sonu Sood’s drive to help migrants, a sense of 'Punjabiyat' and a desire to make his parents proud

June 03, 2020 2:38 pm

"When I saw those migrants walking on the roads, with their kids, elders, those were the most disturbing visuals of my life. I decided I am not going to just sit at home and crib about it," Sood said.

Will keep migrant workers' helpline numbers functional: Punjab, Haryana

June 02, 2020 10:27 pm

“They have also undertaken to simplify the process of registration of stranded migrant workers and make all efforts and provide necessary assistance to them for going to their homes and for any other purpose,“ a division bench said while disposing of a PIL filed by Nirmal Gorana.

Pune: Man held for cheating migrants on false assurances of providing train tickets

May 31, 2020 1:52 am

Acting on a tip-off to police naik Mohsin Shaikh, Crime Branch sleuths contacted Singh, who worked as a tout, in the guise of migrants seeking railway tickets to Howrah in West Bengal and called him for a meeting in that regard.

Railways’ treatment of migrants borders on barbarism, violation of rights: NHRC

May 30, 2020 3:02 am

The NHRC, which issued the notices on Thursday, said it was taking suo motu cognizance of media reports on trains taking days to reach their destination.

Tushar Mehta’s ‘parallel’ govt: 19 HCs, their orders on Covid distress

May 30, 2020 7:54 am

Currently, PILs related to Covid are being heard in the High Courts of Allahabad, Andhra Pradesh, Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi, Gauhati, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madras, Manipur, Meghalaya, Patna, Orissa, Sikkim, Telangana and Uttarakhand.

‘Now I will have to become a mother to these children all over again’

May 30, 2020 8:09 am

A video clip showing a woman lying motionless on the ground at the Muzaffarpur railway station in Bihar, her son playing with the cloth covering her — unaware that his mother had died became an emblem for the trauma faced by lakhs of migrant workers returning home to escape the lockdown distress.

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Migrants continue to walk thousands of miles to reach home

May 17, 2020 6:58 pm

In a bid to ferry more migrants, the Railways on Monday decided to carry around 1,700 passengers on board its ‘Shramik Special’ trains instead of the current 1,200.