The Delhi HC dismissed a petition challenging the Central Govt’s order dated May 30, 2020. The order allowed the reopening of non-containment zones. Also permitting certain prohibited activities from June 8, 2020. The Court dismissed the petition with costs of Rs. 20,000.
Facts of the Case
The petitioner stated that he is a law student studying in GGSIPU. He also stated that he is capable enough to pay any cost if imposed by the High Court. The PIL challenges the order dated May 30, 2020. Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs issued the order. The petition clearly challenges the guidelines. It states that the phased re-opening of the lockdown will result in widespread of COVID-19 in the country.
The Petitioner contended that the notification will deprive the citizens of their fundamental rights such as life. He submitted that it also ignores the health of its citizens. Economic conditions are although undertaken while risking the life of the citizens. There was no need for justification for reopening the prohibited activities. He also stated that the Centre has rejected its constitutional responsibility. That is to safeguard the fundamental rights of its citizens to a healthy life.
“Nothing showed on how the impugned order is so arbitrary or based on such irrelevant consideration that it deserves to get struck down as being violative of Article 14 of the Constitution of India”.
“The writ petition is completely misconceived and filed only to gain publicity. It cannot be said that this instant petition was being filed with bonafide intentions.”
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