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The Bombay High Court today asked the Maharashtra State government to consider if stranded migrant labourers could be allowed to travel back home within the state provided they undergo the necessary medical tests and examination.
It was brought to the attention of a Single Judge Bench consisting of Justice R K Deshpande that if the migrant workers are allowed to travel home (intra-state), then the same would ease the burden of the State.
It was expressed that if the migrant workers are permitted to travel to their places or destinations/homes within the State, that would ease out the burden on the administration, where such workers are stranded. Another suggestion was that before permitting the Intra-State migrants to travel to their destinations or homes, medical examinations should be conducted so that the dreaded disease is not spread in the rural areas, which presently remains unaffected. For this also, Survey will have to be conducted and lists of such persons can be prepared.
Bombay High Court