Rehabilitate, give compensation to migrants whose shanties were burned down: Karnataka HC; Govt reveals miscreants had political backgrounds

Karnataka High Court
Karnataka High Court

In an order passed today, the Karnataka High Court directed the state government to rehabilitate and provide compensation to migrants in Bangalore whose huts had been burned down by miscreants earlier this year.

While doing so, the Court opined that the burning down of 90 unoccupied huts in March was a "very high-handed action", which violated the rights of the hut-dwellers.

This observation came in a suo motu plea dealing with the burning of temporary shanties that had housed migrant workers in the city.

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