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Coronavirus Lockdown: "Upto States To Decide On Migrants On Roads" Says Supreme Court
Supreme Court says up to states to decide on migrants on roads: "Impossible for this court to monitor who is walking"
Coronavirus Lockdown: "Upto States To Decide On Migrants On Roads," Says Supreme Court
New Delhi: Supreme Court today dismissing a petition that asked that the centre be ordered to provide food and water to migrants on the move, the Supreme Court said that: "It is impossible for this court to monitor who is walking and not walking."
The Supreme Court also said sternly: "Let the state decide. Why should the court hear or decide?"
The petition filed by lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastava urged that the court ask the center to identify migrants walking on the roads and provide them food and shelter.
Supreme Court also said that it is for the state to decide."There are people walking and not stopping. How can we stop it," the judges said.
On the train accident, the court said: "How can anyone stop this when they sleep on railway tracks?"
The lawyer had also referred to a recent incident in Maharashtra, where 16 migrants sleeping on the railway track were run over by the cargo train.
"Every advocate read incidents in the paper and become knowledgeable about every subject. Your knowledge is totally based on newspaper clippings and then you want this court to decide. Let the state decide. Why should this court decision or hear? We will give you a special pass. Can you go and implement government orders?" the court said, dismissing the petition.