SC Criticize Odisha,Andhra Over Migrant Workers Plight.

New Delhi;Sept 19: Odisha and Andhra Pradesh both state government criticized by the Supreme Court on Friday for their near inaction on improving the pathetic condition of migrant workers.

The social justice bench of Justice B.Lokur and Justice U.U Lalit said "People are being treated like dirt. Please donít treat people like this. Take this issue seriously or we will take your inaction seriously.Ē

The courtís stinging observation came in the course of a hearing of a suo motu cognizance of the news report on the chopping of the hands of two migrant labourers who were subjected to the barbaric act for their refusal to comply with the contractorís wishes.

In the case, an Andhra-based labour contractor and his four henchmen allegedly chopped off the hands of the two migrant workers in December 2013 after they refused to work in a brick kiln in Chhattisgarh.

The court gave both the state governments four weeks to file affidavits spelling out short-term and long-term steps taken by them to improve the conditions of migrant workers, particularly those in the brick-kiln industry.

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