The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea filed by a Class 12 student in Delhi particularly on account of the indecision and vacillation on the part of the Union Government and governments of several states and union territories, including the AAP government
The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Union Government to reconsider its guidelines that excluded suicides from Covid-19 death certificates. Justice M.R. Shah said that it is prima facie of the view that such suicide cases of Covid positive patients be treated as Covid deaths. The Centre assured the court it would re-examine the issue.
The Supreme Court observed that guidelines issued by the Union have in no way made any genuine progress with regards to setting up halfway homes for those cured of mental illness as indicated by the State government and directed the Government to monitor the progress & apprise the court periodically.
The plea filed in Delhi High Court contended that it is an obligation of the Government to look after the effective implementation of the provisions of The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
The matter was yesterday heard by the Single-Judge Bench of Justice Amit Bansal, who remarked that no time-bound direction for implementing the rule of vaccination of pregnant women can be given to the Government.