This time the heat stroke knocked late in the country but it has now engulfed the whole of northern and central India. In many areas, the temperature has crossed 45 degrees.
It has reached 50 degrees in Churu in Rajasthan, which was the highest temperature in the whole world on Tuesday. It has broken the 18-year record for the month of May at Safdarjung in the capital Delhi.
According to meteorologists, these current heatwaves will leave their full effect. Even if the LU moves in June, the mercury is expected to come down soon due to monsoon related activities. There is no such leisure in May. Such a scorching heat proves to be painful for everyone, but this time it is also associated with misfortune that due to long lockdown and unemployment, countless migrant laborers are stranded somewhere in the process of going to their village, including BB-children. . Many people have left for the village on foot hundreds of miles long on foot.
There are thousands of families who have reached the stations in the hope of getting a train but are camping on the road due to the train being canceled or not getting a place. The rental space has been missed, and if a landlord has made a concession, then it is difficult to go back for fear that if the train does not reach the station at the right time, then the next train will also be missed.
Those who got a chance to sit in the train, they are not able to overcome their problems due to lack of food and water and excessive delay of the train or deviation of the way. If any other example of such a plight of such a large section of Indians is in the memory of someone at the time of partition of the country in 1947.
A few days ago the Supreme Court refused to say anything in this case, but after seeing the condition of the people, finally, he had to interfere. Taking suo moto cognizance of the case on Tuesday, the court ordered the central and state governments to make free arrangements for all these laborers to provide them safe houses by making proper arrangements for food, water, and shelter.
In a democratic country like India, elected governments should have done this work on their own initiative, but instead, most of them continued to give importance to the blame of each other.
Even after much delay, the work of sending the laborers to the house started, even without taking care of their financial plight, the burden of rent was incurred on them.
However, now that the court has put its case in black and white, no other excuse for clipping is to be found and the workers and their children are at the station or on the road or in the trains, free of cost to bring them home quickly and safely.