Govt Should allow Covid-19 negative migrants to go home

A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to allow migrant labourers, who test negative for the coronavirus disease, to go back to their homes amid the extended lockdown, news agency ANI reported on Saturday.

According to ANI, the private litigation, one of many such pleas, said the government should allow for ‘their safe travel to their hometowns and villages and provide necessary transportation’ from cities to their homes.

Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers are stuck in several states after the countrywide lockdown was announced on March 24 to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

They have borne the brunt after the 21-day lockdown was subsequently extended up to May 3 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and were left without money to buy food or pay rent.

-Source: ANI

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