SC allows Mumbai Lawyer to pay Rs 25 lakhs to families of 5 Migrants who died while travelling during COVID-19 Lockdown

The lawyer, himself a migrant, had earlier intended to contribute the money towards the travel costs migrants "irrespective of their caste creed and religion" in a plea moved when the third lockdown phase was in force
Migrants, Supreme Court
Migrants, Supreme Court

With most of the migrants now reaching their native villages, an amount of Rs 25 lakhs deposited by a Mumbai-based practising lawyer to transport migrants from Mumbai to Sant Kabir Nagar in Uttar Pradesh will now be used to aid the families of five migrants who died travelling to their villages during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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