Revealing Identity of COVID-19 affected persons would lead to social stigma: Madras HC junks plea to publish names

"If the prayer sought for by the petitioner is granted, it would further lead to law and order and public order problem, apart from the social stigma, some times may lead to excommunication also", the Court added.
Revealing Identity of COVID-19 affected persons would lead to social stigma: Madras HC junks plea to publish names
Madras High Court

The Madras High Court recently dismissed a plea to reveal the identities of persons afflicted by COVID-19 on Government websites, so that others who believe they have come into contact with such persons may quarantine themselves. The petitioner had made the prayer on the ground that the spread of COVID-19 may thereby be prevented. (K.Narayanan v. Chief Secretary, Tamil Nadu - Madras High Court order)

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