The Union home ministry on Sunday directed landlords housing migrant workers to not take a month’s rent.
Issuing an order the ministry further warned the landlords that if they force the migrant workers and students to vacate the premises then action would be taken against them.
“Where ever the workers-both migrant and non-migrant- are living in rented accommodations, the landlords of these properties shall not demand rent for a period of one month” the home ministry order stated.
“If any landlord is found to be forcing labourers and students to vacate their premises, they will be liable for action under the law,” the order added.
The 21-day national lockdown was called on Tuesday till April 14 with an aim to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The lockdown has affected migrant workers and labourers as most of them have lost their jobs.MHA Order restricting movement of migrants and strict enforement of lockdown measures - 29.03.2020.pdf.pdf