Migrant Workers in India: Socio Legal Aspect
Volume IV, Issue I, 2021
In the socio-economic situation of our country, many workers are forced to leave their homes in the hope of a better future. Most of the workers are uneducated and poor, so they are deprived in many ways. One of the key features of a democratic society is that it should be free from inequity, injustice and unfairness in treatment. Although there are provisions in the various Acts to protect the migrant workers from exploitation and deprivation of their legitimate rights in their work field and for ensuring their safety and security, recent experience shows that those persons (migrant workers) are still subject to exploitation and deprivation not only by their employer but also by their own native neighbours. The present paper attempts to describe the problems faced by the migrant workers in India. It also attempts to identify the issue of protection of migrant workers under both national and international laws governing the same. This study finally suggests that legislation has to be brought in as soon as possible to solve the existing issues.
Keywords: Migrant Workers, India, Human Rights, Inter-State, Social Justice.