A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to Central & State Governments for payment of compensation to all migrant workers who have succumbed to injuries and death during their journey back to native places.

The plea has been filed by Advocate Reepak Kansal averring that there have been news reports fraught with` serious accidents and deaths of migrants across the country, making their journey back homes during the nationwide lockdown which require indulgence of the Court so as to “protect and safeguard the human and fundamental rights” of migrant workers.