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Delhi cold to migrants: HC bench

All metropolitan, including Delhi, are cold to migrants from other parts of the country, said a Delhi High Court Bench. Akshay Gupta reports.

delhi Updated: Jun 26, 2010 00:41 IST
Akshay Gupta
Akshay Gupta
Hindustan Times

All metropolitan, including Delhi, are cold to migrants from other parts of the country, said a Delhi High Court Bench.

"Delhi hardly gives warmth to those who migrate here. And why should we label only Delhi as a cold city when every metropolis shows coldness to migrants?" said a Bench, headed by Justice Pradeep Nandrajog, in a judgement.

The remarks came while explaining the plight of a 14-year-old boy, who had migrated to Delhi from Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. He was a key witness to a murder in the city’s Krishna Nagar area in 2001.

The Bench was dealing with an appeal filed by a person serving life sentence for murder. The Bench found from witness statements that the witness didn’t get any local support and had been threatened not to depose against the accused.

First Published: Jun 26, 2010 00:34 IST