Permission of Court is being misused: Karnataka HC pulls up State for display of private ads on COVID-19 awareness hoardings

The private entities contended that they were permitted to put up their advertisements on the basis of a letter dated July 20 addressed by the Director, Department of Health and Family Welfare.
Hoarding on COVID-19
Hoarding on COVID-19

The Karnataka High Court on Friday sought an explanation from the state government on how private entities are displaying their advertisements on hoardings put in place to spread awareness on COVID-19.

In July, the Court had allowed the state government and the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to display hoardings in the city of Bengaluru for creating awareness about the safety measures for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

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