Delhi HC issues notice in plea to protect the privacy of persons who test positive for COVID-19
The Petitioner's grievance is directed against the pasting of posters outside houses of COVID-19 positive persons in home isolation and circulation of names of such patients to the RWAs.
Delhi HC issues notice in plea to protect the privacy of persons who test positive for COVID-19
Home Quarantine Notice, Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court today issued notice in a petition seeking a direction to the Delhi Government to protect the privacy of persons who test positive for COVID-19. (Kush Kalra vs UOI)

Notice to the Delhi Government and Central Government was issued by a Division Bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad in a public interest litigation preferred by advocate Kush Kalra.

The Petitioner has prayed for a direction to the Delhi Government to either do away with the requirement of pasting of posters outside the houses of COVID-19 positive persons in home isolation or in the alternative, desist its officers from circulating the names of such patients to the RWAs.

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It is the Petitioner's case that such a practise leads to stigmatization and attracting unnecessary attention.

Stating that such publicity is a serious infringement of the Fundamental Right to Privacy, the Petitioner has aserted,

COVID-19 patients ought to be given privacy to cope with and recover from the illness in peace away from prying eyes.

The Petitioner has further claimed that people are shying away and deliberately choosing not to get themsleves tested in order to shield themselves from the public embarrassment.

The matter would be heard next on November 3.

Advocate Chinmoy Pradip Sharma appeared for the Petitioner.

Read the Order:

Kush Kalra vs GNCTD - Sept 30 order.pdf
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