Government is playing with people’s lives: Plea in SC against covid relaxations in Bakrid

An application has been filed in the apex court challenging the Kerala government’s decision to relax Covid curbs for three days due to the Bakrid festival.

As per the application, during a pandemic, the government was playing with citizens’ lives and was ready to sacrifice the health and life of the citizens. 

This application was filed in a short motu case that raised concerns about the proposed Kanwar yatra in UP. In this case, the petitioners had raised concerns about how the Kanwar yatra was a threat to Covid protocols; the application drew the court’s attention to how the Kerala government had relaxed Covid restrictions from 18th – 20th July for the Bakrid festival.

It is alleged that the decision was taken without consulting the medical department but was taken after discussions between CM Vijayan and the Kerala trader’s body.

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The application states that political interests can’t be used to overcome the fundamental rights of the citizens, and the state government’s decision was contrary to the spirit and observations of the Hon’ble Supreme Court regarding the current Covid 19 situation.

It was further pointed out that the Kerala government had taken the impugned decision just a day after pm

Modi called for caution as cases in Maharashtra and Kerala had increased

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