In a criticism which minced no words, retired Justice AP Shah, former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court and former judge of the Bombay High Court, says the Supreme Court did not ask relevant questions on the issue of migrant labourers and that it “skirted the real fundamental rights issue in the case.” Justice Shah, addressing a gathering of lawyers from across the country on a webinar last week, said, “The court is very capable of addressing these issues, but does not care to ask them, let alone address larger constitutional issues of reasonableness and proportionality. Pardon me for saying this, but for the privileged amongst us, including me, there is a huge disconnect in what we consider important and relevant to lead the life with dignity for ourself as compared for others. The Supreme Court’s observations highlighted this disconnect starkly, when it decided that all that India’s migrant labourers need is food.” Untitled Carousel Postal staff helps migrant workers send money homeIndia Post makes sure cash is delivered within 24 hours Referring to these SC observations Shah said, “The court seems to think that the migrant labourers do not need money for anything other than food. They do… Read full this story
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