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Order reducing hours of operation of Grocery Stores Issued by the Department of Revenue and Forest, Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation, Government of Maharashtra on April 20, 2021

Even as a curfew is underway in the state, the Government of Maharashtra has directed the stores selling groceries and food items to restrict hours of operation between 7 A.M and 11 A.M. This also includes stores selling animal fodder and pet food, as well as businesses selling materials for the impending rainy season.  However,…

Order on stickers for vehicles of essential service providers Issued by Mumbai Police on April 17, 2021

In the light of rapidly growing cases in Maharashtra, the Mumbai Police issued an order under Section 144 of the Cr. P.C, 1973 disallowing the movement of people in the public through any vehicle, unless, a sticker in the shape of a circle with 6-inch diameter upon the vehicles. The stickers are required to be…

SOPs for regulating Micro-Containment Zones Issued by the Department of Revenue and Forest, Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation, Government of Maharashtra on April 18, 2021

The Government of Maharashtra issued this SOP for laying down control for confining the infection to designated areas, thereby stopping its spread. A Mirco Containment zone (MCZ) could either be a cooperative housing society or localities comprising more than one housing society, which has been delineated by the local Disaster Management Authority. Strict Perimeter control…

NHRC’s advisories on Covid-19 How to help women, children, prisoners, persons with disability or mental illness

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is a statutory body under the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 that aims to protect and promote the cause of Human Rights in India. It looks into violations of human rights by any State actors, recommend measures for the effective implementation of Human rights, to encourage organisations within…

Persons deprived of liberty require specific focus: UN-IASC Guidance on prisoners and detainees amidst Covid-19

In March this year, just as the Covid-19 pandemic was getting serious, an Inter-Agency Standing Committee issued interim guidance on how people deprived of their liberty should be treated amidst growing concerns of the Coronavirus infection. The two agencies; Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), jointly…

Covid-19 disproportionately affecting Indigenous people: UN OHCHR issues guidance on protection of Indigenous Rights during the pandemic

Indigenous communities, who often lack access to proper healthcare facilities, on account of a history of oppression and discrimination, are also suffering disproportionately due to the Covid-19 pandemic as per the United Nations. A guidance released by the Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, titled Covid-19 and Indigenous People’s Rights, says, “The COVID-19 pandemic is…

Prosecution Law is misused in India

कोविड-१९ आणि भारताचे सर्वोच्च न्यायालय सर्वसामान्य परिस्थितीत अर्थातच राज्यघटना खूप महत्त्वाची असते, पण एखाद्या संकट काळातच राज्यघटना आणि तिची अंमलबजावणी करणारी यंत्रणा यांच्या खऱ्या कसोटीचा काळ असतो. म्हणूनच, सध्याच्या परिस्थितीत सर्वोच्च न्यायालयाचे अपयश हे आणखीच चिंताजनक आहे

हा लेख व्हिडिओ कॉन्फरन्सिंगद्वारे सुनावणीच्या कार्यक्षमतेबद्दल किंवा या लॉकडाऊनच्या काळात किती न्यायाधीशांनी किंवा कितीवेळा सुनावणी घ्यावी याबद्दल नाही. कोविड-१९ संदर्भात दाखल केलेल्या विविध याचिका उच्च न्यायालयांनी आणि विशेषतः सर्वोच्च न्यायालयाने कशाप्रकारे हाताळल्या आहेत आणि आपल्या न्यायालयांनी, विशेषतः सर्वोच्च न्यायालयाने राज्यघटना आणि भारतीय जनता यांचा कशा प्रकारे अपेक्षाभंग केला आहे याविषयी आहे. मी दोन गोष्टी अगदी…

संकट के इस दौर में सुप्रीम कोर्ट कहां है? संकट काल में संविधान और उसे लागू करने के तरीके कसौटी पर कसे जाते हैं. इसीलिए मौजूदा वक्त में सुप्रीम कोर्ट की नाकामी बड़े ही साफ तौर पर उभर आई है.

यह आलेख इस बारे में नहीं है कि वीडियो कॉन्फ्रेंसिंग के जरिये अदालत की सुनवाई कितनी कारगर है. यह इस बारे में भी नहीं है कि वीडियो कॉन्फ्रेंसिंग में कितने जजों को बैठना चाहिए. इस आलेख में इस बात पर चर्चा करेंगे कि देश की ऊंची अदालतों खास कर सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने कोविड-19 को लेकर…

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