Provide jobs to migrants, drop cases against them: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday passed a slew of directions to the state governments and Union Territories to provide benefits to the migrant workers who have returned to their native states, and directed them to come up with schemes to generate employment for the migrants.

The top court also told the states and UTs to withdraw cases against them for violation of lockdown orders.

A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and M.R. Shah said that employment generation should be explored by the home state of the migrant workers, besides facilitating their journey to their native places, if they are interested.

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