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HC seeks to know steps taken by Guj govt for safety of migrant workers

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

The High Court on

Thursday directed the to file an affidavit on the measures it has taken to ensure safety of the migrant workers who were targeted in attacks over the last two weeks.

The direction was issued by a division bench of Chief Justice R and Justice V M Pancholi while hearing a public interest litigation.

The petition, filed by K R Koshti, will be heard again next week after the government files its reply.

During a brief hearing on Thursday, said the government did take several steps to ensure safety of the migrant workers.

The PIL claimed that the failed to protect the fundamental rights of the migrant population in and police did not act to curb the violence.

The attacks started after some "political leaders" made "inflammatory speeches" to provoke local people against the migrants, the PIL alleged.

Over two lakh migrant workers have left due to the attacks, Koshti claimed in the petition.

The spate of attacks began after the alleged rape of a 14-month-old girl in district on September 28 and the arrest of a worker from in the case.

The should be directed to provide adequate security to the migrants and to pay compensation to those who were injured or whose properties were destroyed during the violence, the petition demanded.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 20:20 IST
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