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[COVID-19] "Time to act with firm hands", Karnataka HC directs State to take action against persons violating social distancing norms

The Court was hearing applications highlighting that certain political leaders were conducting marriage functions without paying any heed to the social distancing norms.

Rintu Mariam Biju

The Karnataka High Court today directed the state government to take strict action against all those persons violating social distancing norms, irrespective of how influential they are.

The Court passed the direction while hearing a plea alleging that the National Directives for COVID-19 Management, part of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines issued on May 30, were not being followed in Karnataka.

In its order, a Division Bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice M Nagaprasanna asserted,

"It is time for State to act with firm hands to ensure that no person, howsoever influential he is, will be spared if he/she commits any violations of the orders passed under Disaster Management Act, 2005."

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