"Alarming State Of Affairs": Supreme Court Scolds Kerala Over Bakrid Move

"Alarming State Of Affairs": Supreme Court Scolds Kerala Over Bakrid Move

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July 20, 2021

Kerala's move to "give in to pressure groups" and announce a three-day relaxation of Covid curbs for Bakrid (Eid-ul-Azha) has alarmed the Supreme Court which today said this was "wholly uncalled for". However, it did not cancel the government notification that eased the lockdown in the state. "Alarming state of affairs to give in to pressure tactics. Pressure hood of any manner cannot infringe upon the most precious right of right to life. If any untoward incident takes place due to this relaxation, public can bring to our notice and action will be taken accordingly," a two-judge bench of Justices RF Nariman and BR Gavai told the Kerala government.

New Delhi, 20 July 2021

As per news report of NDTV,The court directed the government to pay heed to Article 21 and its order in the Kanwar Yatra case. Last Friday, it had cited the fundamental right to life to order the Uttar Pradesh government to stop the annual Hindu congregation. It thanked petitioner PK Nambiar for bringing the issue to the court's notice. Kerala, defending its decision to ease the lockdown to celebrate Bakrid, told the court that the relaxation had been on since June 15 and was nothing new. It also cited the miseries caused to traders who were expecting Bakrid sales to alleviate their economic problems.

Source -NDTV


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