Poor labourers cannot be treated inhumanely just because they are poor: NHRC notice to Gujarat, Bihar, Indian Railways over migrant crisis

"Any shortcoming on the part of the government agencies cannot be covered under the excuse of an unprecedented situation amid countrywide lockdown", states the NHRC notice issued on Thursday.
Poor labourers cannot be treated inhumanely just because they are poor: NHRC notice to Gujarat, Bihar, Indian Railways over migrant crisis

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports regarding the hardships faced by migrant labourers during their train journeys back home amid the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.

Taking serious note of a Dainik Bhaskar report over deaths of migrant labourers during a train journey between Gujarat and Bihar, the NHRC has issued notice to the Governments of Gujarat and Bihar. Further, notice has also been issued to the Union Ministry of Railways and the Union Home Affairs Ministry.

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