BanglaHunt Desk: The world is shocked by the arrival of COVIED-19. Two social workers, Harsha Mander and Anjali Bhardwaj, filed a petition in the Supreme Court, citing the extreme adverse conditions of workers who had been exposed to various places in the country during the 24-day lockdown issued to prevent the infection. The petitioner urged them to immediately issue the basic minimum wage for migrant workers and workers. The Supreme Court today gave notice to the Center. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for April 7, with a top court bench comprising Justice El Nageswara Rao, Justice Deepak Gupta.
Advocate Prashant Bhushan on behalf of the applicants said that the petition states that the lockdown announced by the Narendra Modi government on March 28 caused huge loss to the workers. For them, according to Article 25 of the Constitution, the basic right to live, must survive. The petition also said that the lockdown was issued without any advance notice. . As a result, people coming to work from the state of Wynn have stepped on their way home. They are crowded in large numbers at bus terminals, railway stations, inter-state borders. As a result, they are at risk of getting coronavirus infection and the risk of spreading the virus is increased.
It is clear that the efforts of public health workers to stop the spread of the virus through social distancing have been in vain for the affected workers to get out in the streets, the Home Minister ordered on 25 March. It has been said that employers of paid workers have to pay their salaries during lockdown, during which time the owners of their rent do not take any money. State governments are also directed to provide food, shelter to these workers. However, this order is not a proper, precise step in response to the departure of heavily-functioning workers. However, as stated in the Home Minister's order, it is also unrealistic to expect that small-scale industries employing paid workers will be paid their salaries in the workplace.
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