Supreme Court Orders Government to Rescue Migrant Workers at Risk

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Supreme Court Orders Government to Rescue Migrant Workers at Risk

Flowers blooming on the premises of the Supreme Court in this recent picture. Photo Courtesy: Rss

April 17: The Supreme Court has issued an interim order in the name of the government to rescue Nepali citizens living in vulnerable condition in foreign countries, the state-run national news agency RSS reported.

According to RSS, a single bench of Justice Sapana Pradhan Malla on Thursday (April 16) directed the government to rescue the migrant workers.    
The apex court reportedly also asked the government to immediately prepare a report on the health status of the Nepali migrant workers in different countries hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

"No matter where Nepalis are it is the duty of a legitimate government to address their health, security and other needs," RSS reported citing the order.    
The state cannot ignore a situation where the Nepali migrant workers, who have a significant contribution to the country's economy, lie in a very poor, unsafe and unhealthy situation after losing their job, reads the order.

The bench further said that immediate and effective additional measures are warranted in the case of the citizens in foreign employment in the present situation of global crisis.    
The order comes in response to a writ petition filed on Wednesday by advocate Som Prasad Luintel, seeking court intervention to save the Nepali migrant workers from the possible risk of coronavirus.

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