Supreme Court should take cognizance of criminally enforced lock-down. By Hem Raj Jain
11 May 2020
The Supreme Court of India (SCI) should take cognizance (suo-motto or through writ petition in SCI by some people / organization) of the lock-down matter: -
(1)- For prosecuting functionaries of governments of India and of Maharashtra & other States under section 304-A I.P.C. for negligence which caused death of migrant labors - [including 16 migrant labors who were reportedly (https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/aurangabad/maharashtra-train-runs-over-a-dozen-migrant-workers-in-aurangabad/articleshow/75614987.cms ) run over on Friday, by goods-train, in Maharashtra] - who, like millions other all over India, were illegally allowed by governments to leave (by walking, on bicycles, rickshaws etc) their place of residence and cross the cities and even States during lock-down (including by illegally providing them transport of buses, trains etc by governments) because either governments failed to provide them food etc despite so promised to SCI by governments or due to any other reasons.
(2)- For ordering investigation into this unfortunate & doubtful incidence of deaths of migrant labors by train in Maharashtra because a group of about 20 people of not even damn-fools will sleep over operational railway-track.
(3)- For immediately lifting lock-down from entire India because Governments have failed to implement lock-down, in a legally expected way and as per its objectives of social (physical) distancing and preventing Coronavirus spreading from one place to other which spreads due to mobility of people in groups / crowds.