The Delhi High Court today stayed the Delhi government’s order directing private hospitals to reserve 80 percent of ICU beds for COVID-19 patients. The petition alleged that the decision of reserving the beds is denying them treatment, as well as exposing non-COVID-19 patients to the risk of COVID-19.
The Supreme Court has passed a slew of directions to the chief justices of every high court in order to ensure expeditious disposal of pending criminal cases against the Legislators (MPs and MLAs). The directives included advice to the chief justices to personally oversee such cases.
The Calcutta High Court has held that family members of deceased Covid-19 patients should be allowed to perform the funeral rites if they follow certain guidelines, because they have the right to a decent funeral under the Indian Constitution.
Like other exams in the time of Covid-19, the National Law Aptitude Test (NLAT) 2020, meant for admission to National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bengaluru, has been in the midst of controversy. It was challenged in different courts and criticised over social media.
The Union government today admitted in Parliament that it was completely clueless on how many stranded labourers died trudging their way back through locked down states, or even how much ration (state-wise) had been provided to them during the period.