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CJI Bobde Explains Why Migrants’ Case Was Not Taken Up Urgently

New Delhi: Chief Justice S.A. Bobde on Friday, citing migrant employees’ case, mentioned it’s not for the apex court docket to take up each matter on the very first occasion, particularly within the backdrop that details related to the matter differ from one state to a different.

The Chief Justice mentioned, “people and lawyers’ have expressed disappointment that the Supreme Court did not urgently entertain various matters such as migrant workers case etc.” He added that the legal professionals’ and folks ought to know when details differ from one state to a different then underneath these circumstances it shouldn’t be the apex court docket that may hear the matter.

The Chief Justice termed it odd that the apex court docket has to elucidate this course of to the legal professionals as a substitute of them being nicely privy to this course of and the way it works. The Chief Justice indicated that these issues are fact-intensive which can range from one state to a different and possibly in districts in some circumstances.

“We find it very odd that we have to say it as a bench that it is for a jurisdictional court to look into these facts and decide at the first instance,” mentioned the bench additionally comprising Justices A S Bopanna and R Subhash Reddy.

The Chief Justice mentioned the events ought to transfer the apex court docket within the second occasion which would supply profit to the bench on the prime court docket to see the Excessive Court docket judgment.

It appears that evidently the feedback by the Chief Justice was made to deal with the criticism of the apex court docket within the delay in taking on varied points related to the migrant employees which included transportation to their native locations, meals and shelter within the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.

Later the apex court docket took suo moto cognisance of the matter and issued a slew of instructions for the good thing about the migrant employees. The apex court docket had sought response from varied states on steps to deal with migrant employees’ woes.

These observations from the Chief Justice had been made throughout the listening to of issues concerning tuition charges being charged by the faculties for the net lessons and in addition charging of charges throughout the lockdown interval.


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