The Migrant labourers' during Covid-19 Crisis:

Critical Analysis of Constitutional provisions and Statues in India

Author: Yashwardhan Bansal, Student, School of Law, Christ University, Bengaluru, India


Abstract The widespread of COVID-19 across the world passes various challenges on the paths of each individual. India is one amongst many nations that are under the clutches of the wide-spread of this pandemic. This paper presents a sketch of findings over migrant labourers during the crisis. The paper wills to limelight the plight and miserable condition of migrant labourers during the battle against COVID-19. The different causes for their plight like lack of structural facilities, resources, fake news, and mismanagement have been addressed. With the spread of this deadly virus, the migrant labourers are challenged by numerous factors. The different kinds of impacts namely social, economic, and psychological on the lives of migrant labourers during these times of crisis will be articulated. The inability and failure of different public administrative machinery during the struggle with COVID-19 will be explained in the paper. The paper highlights constitutional provisions that play a major role in protecting the migrant labourers. This paper provides a critical analysis of the labour laws in India and the effects of the amends brought by the legislature during these extraordinary situations on migrant labourers.

Keywords: COVID-19, Migrant Labourers, Labour Laws, Constitution, Challenges.


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