Karnataka High Court Bench headed by CJ Oka video conferencing
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[COVID-19 Lockdown] NGOs cannot be prevented from distributing food to needy, provided social distancing is followed: Karnataka HC

The Court has added that, "the State Government that the activities of NGOs working in the field need to be co-ordinated." In this regard, the State has been directed to file a reply by April 16.

Rintu Mariam Biju

In an order passed on Monday, the Karnataka High Court has passed a number of directions concerning issues arising from the COVID-19 lockdown, including food security for the homeless and the coordination of NGOs and the State Government in carrying out such activities.

Notably, the Court was also prompted to caution local news channels and electronic media platforms to be extremely careful and diligent while reporting on the Court orders, especially with regard to sensitive issues pertaining to COVID-19.

The other directions passed by the Bench of Chief Justice Abhay Sreeniwas Oka and Justice BV Nagarathna include the following.

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