You are leaving argument open for people who will commit violations: Karnataka HC directs state to issue SOPs under Disaster Management Act

Karnataka High Court
Karnataka High Court

The Karnataka High Court today asked the state government to produce the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued under the Disaster Management Act, 2005 (DM Act) for curbing the COVID-19 pandemic.

This explanation was sought by the Court while it was dealing with a plea alleging that the National Directives for COVID-19 Management, part of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) guidelines issued on May 30, were not being followed in the state of Karnataka.

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