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The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday sought the response of the state government while dealing with a petition questioning the breach of social distancing guidelines at the wedding ceremony of Nikhil Kumaraswamy, son of former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.
Though the email petition was not officially e-filed, a Division Bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice BV Nagarathna took note of the issue and directed the state to file its reply by April 24.
The order states,
Karnataka High Court
Though the wedding was labelled as 'low-key' affair, various photographs from the wedding show that the government-issued social distancing norms were not followed by the wedding hosts and guests.
Additionally, it was reported that 48 cars and 100 people were given permission to move on April 17 in order to attend the wedding that was held at a resort in Bidadi. It is also reported that special permissions were also obtained from the state government to hold the wedding ceremony.
The wedding had been postponed from its earlier date due to the lockdown restrictions over the coronavirus outbreak in India. The wedding ceremony also drew a lot of criticism from people all over the country.
[Read the order]