Former law minister and Senior Advocate Dr Ashwani Kumar has written to the Chief Justice of India and other Supreme Court judges to register a suo motu case on the second wave of COVID-19 and ban political rallies, protest assemblies, religious and festive congregations of more than fifty people. .Kumar cited the example of the Kumbh Mela being held in Haridwar to referring to it as a "super spreader event" where over 2,000 people tested COVID positive. Similarly, he also cited the elections rallies held in various States in view of the Assembly elections. "Even so, no purposive and effective action has been taken by the Central and State Governments on a uniform basis across the country to stop such gatherings. There is laxity even in enforcing the limited restrictions announced by some of the State Governments from time to time," the letter said. .The letter also stated that the spike in cases demands an immediate halt to the export of vaccines."The need for easy access to vaccines for all citizens of all ages as a protection against the deadly virus is self-evident," he stated. .Dr. Kumar requested the Court to take suo motu cognizance of the current situation and issue the following directions:a. ban political rallies, protest assemblies, religious and festive congregations of more than 50 people until the situation is under control;b. ban the export of Covid vaccines;c. permit the import of vaccines after ensuring of their efficacy to treat Corona;d. to make vaccines available to all age groups and;e. to facilitate in-situ vaccination as far as possible but especially of the old and the infirm..The nation expects Supreme Court, "as the designated protector of fundamental rights", to exercise its extraordinary jurisdiction in these troubled times and vindicate its role as custodian of the constitutional conscience, Kumar concluded.