COVID-19 not an excuse for failure to frame rehabilitation scheme: Karnataka HC on eviction of "Bangladeshi" migrant workers
Bangladeshi immigrants, Karnataka High Court

COVID-19 not an excuse for failure to frame rehabilitation scheme: Karnataka HC on eviction of "Bangladeshi" migrant workers

The Court also forewarned that if the State does not come up with a rehabilitation scheme by the next date of hearing, it would be forced to initiate contempt proceedings.

The Karnataka High Court today pulled up the state government for not framing a comprehensive rehabilitation scheme for evicted migrant workers, noting that the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be used as an excuse for failure to do so.

The Court made this observation while dealing with a petition challenging the recent forceful eviction of thousands of migrant workers near Marathahalli in Bangalore, on the pretext that they were illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.

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