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Ramesh Telang

Modi sent AIR INDIA flights all over the world to “rescue” stranded Indians to repatriate them but never thought of rescuing menial labourers with their young families from interstate to their native places. This was only to get international acclaim and fame but the lowly labourers inside India didn’t matter because there was no international publicity in rescuing the poor citizens.

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Shaikh Sahil

I think the word Supreme seems to have lost its Dignity

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R Joseph

A good and hard hitting article.

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Achuta Goteti

It is is very pathetic to see the honourable supreme court in spineless way. The present govt is responsible for such a situation. All the institutions have been used as puppets to cover their mistakes. Was it not the responsibility of the highest court to drag the solicitor back and ask what the hell was he telling when he said there were no migrants on the road? This suffering of the migrants will not go waste and their tears will one day take toll of all the people involved in this heinous crime. Supreme court could not even take this up on humanitarian grounds but it is ready to take up case of arnab goswami what a pity. These judges atleast should look into the mirrors and see what they have done.

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Ujjwal Kumar Das

Excellent story. The correct picture of judiciary and state action is reflected. Now, we should appreciate the comment of recently retired Hon'ble justice that justice favours the stronger and rich than poor. However,the High Court shows its efficiency to protect the rights of ordinary citizens when the Apex Court fails due to unknown(?) reason.

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gulshan SHARMA

I appreciate the writer to highlight the issue which all the other agencies fails to address. Supreme court miserably fails to protect the rights of the labour class. Questions arise where do one individual goes when he was hurted by the Government inefficiency. This is the darkest day of Indian democracy when Supreme Court is under such a tremendous pressure. Whole Nation is deeply depressed and mourning the death of democracy. But these dictators never realised that nature knows how to balance herself. Wait and watch the fall of dictators. If they think EVM will always vote for them. Then they are under illusion. Day will come when nature will dismantle all the EVM machines. Wait and watch the fall of dictators.

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Sharad Pandey

Courts are not the competent bodies to always solve problems, the best part is the petitioners have done nothing on their part except garner cheap publicity. They had no suggestions, view to help the govts out of the tragedy

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V Ramaswamy

Parliament is not functioning. The Executive is unable to resolve the migrants issue for two reasons. One, they had no idea of the number of migrant workers in each state because no labour survey has been systematically conducted even though Economists have been highlighting this problem. Second, they did not provide money or ration to this labour force to make them continue to stay wherever they were. The third arm of our Democratic structure is Judiciary which is petitioned to ask the govt to protect the lives of the citizens with dignity as enunciated in our Constitution. The Judiciary can be approached only through practising Advocates and in this case a few PILs have been filed before the SC on different dates. The SC has unfortunately not done itself proud by not giving due consideration to the PILs.

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Sanatan Hindu

Again proves all governments are indifferent to the plight of the working class anywhere in the world. Even in these times, people like Sitaram Yechury are silent. What a shame!

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V Selvaraj

We should only pray that the SC doesn't intervene and restrain the HCs!

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Raman Krishnan

Asking why migrants need money when they are getting free food is akin to Marie Antoinette telling the peasants to eat cake as they had no bread to eat.

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Dr.Jasijul Islam

Like ex-CJI Mr Gogoi who got berth in RS,next generation also searching after post retirement.Nobody bother for helpless, destitute, poor one.

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Dibendu Datta

Suprime judiciary is falling in line and behaving as a mute spectator like a hapless and helpless individual. Negative perception about the judgements are becoming the order of the day. Such seemingly unjust pronouncements have become new normal. Even the remote thought of judiciary to be in connivance with executive/ legislative is bad for democracy. The judgements coming on certain expected line give the impression that there is loss of independence.

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adrija darling

Political parties are genius for blaming others now court's are doing. We are not fighting for freedom fighting for surviving. God save us.

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Arvind BaagDe

It is alright for Dritrastra to be blind but Gandhari chose to be blind but the SC pretends to be blind Some of the HCSare doing better job I think the SC collegian took wrong decisions in appointment of judges one may feel that merito cracy has confined itself to HCs and SC is loaded with mediocracy.It is time also to ascertain howmany manuwadis are occupying the chairs in the Khap panchayat.and taking country back to mediavel periods.where king was judge Now the judge is jester of king.

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Jayaprasad Y Jayaprasad Y

Presently the sentinel on qui vive, is under the cool breeze of air conditioning, busily engaged in video conferencing. It would definitely be one’s over expectation for it to, understand the travails and tribulations of migrant labourers , walking hundreds of kilometres barefooted with children. Even, some of them perishing . Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer and Chinnaareddy’s May be turning in their graves at the spectacle. Silver lining is , some High Courts could See the glistening blood in the tears of the labourers, they could feel the moisture of their blood soaked feet and traumatised souls .

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Raghavendra Rao

Why is it not the responaibility of atate govt to make arrangement to send back the stranded labourers? Since it is the responsibility of union govt to bring back Indians stranded in foreign countries as they have to be brought in airbus, uniin govt made arrangement. Is it not the duty if state govt go hand in hand to deal this problem. I think the writer has not read in news paper or seen on TV how union govt made arrangement to send the labourers to their respective states on train. Accordingly lakhs of labourers have been shifted to their respective states. Need to update the knowledge. The efforts made by the union govt has been hailed by many countries, WHO.

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Naseer Bava

"A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts".

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Sharad Pandey

India has lasted a long time, and will do so in future

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Udaya Bose

The reluctance, indeed unwillingness, of the highest court to come to the aid of citizens in distress - whether it be in priority hearing of habeas corpus petitions or in responding to the current plight of the workers abandoned by their employers and the Union Government - is incomprehensible, bewildering and deeply disappointing. Citizens are left wondering who will protect them.

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Rabindra Nath Roy

Suppose Govt. used 'Disaster management Act-2005' that surely ensured the constitution of India at bay and robbed the citizens of their rights of life etc. and Supreme court simply sided with the Govt. what happens? Do we the citizen become good boy and simply go by the orders of Govt. or we came down upon the roads and streets to protest against the Govt. as well as the Judiciary?

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Naveed A

The ethics of Judiciary, Media, Bureaucracy etc are long dead and became slaves of the Political mafia Masters. Shame on this 3 so called "educated" Pillars of democracy, serving like bonded labour or chained slaves to the uneducated political goons. God save our country. Jai Hind