[Migrant Crisis] SMS verification appears to be an exercise to exclude large numbers of migrant workers registered to go home: Karnataka HC

The State had introduced an SMS verification step, wherein migrant workers registered to go to their home state amid the COVID-19 pandemic were expected to re-confirm the same by texting YES and their registration number
Karnataka HC, SMS text
Karnataka HC, SMS text

In an order passed yesterday, the Karnataka High Court has opined that the new SMS policy brought in by the State for the transportation of outgoing migrants amid COVID-19 appeared to be an exercise undertaken to exclude large number of migrant persons. (Karnataka High Court - May 29)

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