The Gauhati High Court on Monday took suo motu cognizance of the 'alarming situation' of the second covid wave after observing that extremely high positivity rate in the States of Nagaland, Mizoram, and Arunachal Pradesh.
As the Delhi High Court was hearing petitions on the capital's response to the Covid-19 second wave, it was decided that while many ideas have already been floated and many orders passed, it was time to look into their compliance, before considering other aspects.
Judicial exasperation was seen in many orders, be it dealing with the Covid-19 situation or the EC’s conduct during polls. The judiciary has tried to ensure that constitutional discipline on power becomes an asset, not a liability, during the pandemic.
The stubble burning issue has gone to two courts now: the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court. Today, a petition was filed in the top court seeking directions to authorities to take immediate steps to prevent the stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana.