Explain refusal to pay train fares of outgoing migrant workers from State amid Lockdown: Karnataka High Court to State Government

"We must note here that we are dealing with the issue of violation of fundamental right of migrant workers who are unable to approach Writ Court for the reasons which are obvious", the Court observed.
Bangalore Railways
Bangalore Railways

The Karnataka High Court has asked the State Government to clarify its stand on the legality of its refusal to pay the train fares for the return of migrant workers from other states to their home states amid the COVID-19 lockdown.

The direction was issued after taking note of rules laid down by the Central government for reimbursements to the corresponding states where advance payments for the travel of migrant workers are not made by the home states.

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