Protecting Health workers against attacks amid COVID-19: PIL in Karnataka HC says State Ordinance dilutes Central Government Ordinance

The plea states that the Karnataka Ordinance has diluted the very purpose of the Central Government ordinance by making the offences cognizable and bailable.
Protecting Health workers against attacks amid COVID-19: PIL in Karnataka HC says State Ordinance dilutes Central Government Ordinance
Karnataka High Court

A plea has been filed before the Karnataka High Court challenging the Ordinance passed by the Karnataka Government namely 'The Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Ordinance, 2020', to protect health workers from physical attacks amid the COVID-19 crisis.

The challenge has been moved on the ground that the State Ordinance dilutes the stringent punishments imposed by way of the Central Government's Ordinance on the issue.

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