Covid-19

Delhi High Court Issues a Notice In Plea Moved Seeking Movement of Lawyers In and Out of Delhi By Bar Council of Delhi

The Bar Council of Delhi brought a plea before the HC regarding the movement of advocates in and out of Delhi, who resides in the areas of NCR. The Delhi High Court has issued the notice to all the concerned respondent States (Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh) and Union of India for further hearing.

Delhi High Court Declines to Entertain the Plea For the Protection of Sex Workers and LGBT Community Members During Lockdown

The plea was brought before the HC of Delhi for providing protection, security and welfare scheme to the sex workers and LGBT community members during the time of lockdown. However, the High Court declined to entertain the petition after considering the matter. A detailed order from the court giving reasons for dismissal is awaited.

Plea Moved In Delhi High Court To Seek Directions For Online Delivery of Liquor

The Petitioner has moved before the High Court to seek directions for the Government to initiating an online delivery system for liquor as it is not prohibited by the Delhi Excise Act, in order to curb the recent issue of huge crowds lining outside liquor shops and negligence of social distancing at such places. The Petitioner also suggested various other ways through which the crowd can be controlled.

Misinformation and Human Rights Violation Causing Health Issues during COVID-19 Pandemic

The spread of misinformation regarding the safety measures to prevent COVID-19 can cause serious health issues to the general public. The Human Right to stay healthy is being violated by the spread of incorrect information as it encourages people not to follow the precautionary measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. Social Media platforms must also act responsibly and take proper steps to curb the spread of incorrect information for the interest of the general public.

Delhi High Court Directs the Government to Cater the Issue of Denial of Access to Food to Poor During the Lockdown

In order to cater the issue of denial of access to food to the poor and under-privileged people and to implement the provisions of the National Food Security Act, the High Court of Delhi directs the Government to take various steps to ensure distribution of food grains at all times and to ensure that the ration shops are open at the working hours for both PDS and non-PDS residents.

Delhi High Court Fixes the Price of Coronavirus Rapid Test Kits as Rs 400 Per Kit, 40% Less Than ICMR Approved Rate

The Present Petition deals with the release of 7.24 lacs COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits and other materials related to COVID-19, which have been imported and/or are being imported by the Respondents from China. The Delhi High Court capped the price of the Rapid Test Kits for COVID19 as Rs. 400, 40% less than ICMR approved rate.

Delhi High Court Declines to Entertain the Plea to Restrain the Delhi Government from Classifying COVID-19 Cases Under “Tabhligi” Category

A Writ Petition was moved before the High Court of Delhi on the 17th of April 2020 by the Advocate MM Kashyap to seek directions to restrain the Government of Delhi and their administration from using terms like “Tablighi...

Delhi High Court Refuses To Give Urgent Hearing To Plea Seeking Directions For Waiver of School Fees And Charges During The Period Of Lockdown

The present Writ Petition has been recently moved to the High Court of Delhi by the Petitioner, Amit Sahni, seeking directions to all the private and unaided schools to waive the fees and charges during the period of lockdown...

Punjab & Haryana High Court: Administration may lay down the Parameters for Social Distancing during Distribution of Essential Items, may take actions against Violators

The Punjab & Haryana High Court at Chandigarh in the case of Adityajit Singh Chadha vs Union of India & Ors, disposed of a petition with an observation that the Administration may lay down the parameters for social distancing...

Delhi High Court: Petition Moved To Seek Directions For The Treatment of Non-COVID Patients In Hospitals

The present writ petition (Yash Aggarwal & Anr. v. Union of India and Ors.) has been moved by the Petitioners, Yash Aggarwal and Chitrakshi, in front of the Delhi High Court on 13th April 2020, for enforcement of the...

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