The National Disaster Management Authority, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health, Government of India, have been asked to submit reports with respect to the adverse impact of farmers agitation on various aspects and observance of COVID Protocols at the protests sites;
Contrary to media reports, many states have flatly denied deaths due to oxygen shortage during the second wave of Covid-19. This is despite courts pulling them up for their lackadaisical attitude towards patients.
The intervenor stated that panchayat elections were held between April 15 and 29, when the surge in Covid-19 cases were happening, and its results were declared on May 2. Thousands of UP government employees and teachers were assigned election duty.
The petitioner in person has submitted that the court would very well be within its jurisdiction to issue a direction as prayed for in the petition to ameliorate the condition with regard to a particular sect or religion.
The Advocate General told the Court that the application will be heard in the Supreme Court soon. On which, the High Court directed the petitions to be presented for final hearing at 2 pm on January 25.
The Supreme Court on Monday granted 2 weeks time to politician Mukhtar Ansari and the Punjab Government to file a reply to the Uttar Pradesh government’s plea seeking Ansari's transfer from Ropar Jail in Punjab to the Ghazipur Jail in Uttar Pradesh.