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Allahabad HC Orders Police Surveillancein Order to Ensure that People are Wearing Masks amid the ongoing Pandemic

Lawstreet Journal 24 Oct 2020 11:57pm

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During this pandemic, masks and sanitizers have become an important part of our lives and in order to ensure the safety of the people and to curb the wave of COVID 19, the division bench of Allahabad High Court comprising of Justice Siddhartha Varma and Justice Ajit Kumar has ordered constant police surveillance on roads to check that people are wearing masks. 

The HC has ordered the formation of a task force. The HC said that the surveillance should be at least from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. For now, the plan is to be implemented in Prayagraj, Varanasi, Agra, and Lucknow and then in the other parts of the state. The court also ordered fogging and sanitization, removal of encroachment and re-encroachment in Prayagraj, identification of vending zones for displaced hawkers, and parking menace. 

The court further said that “We have gone through the affidavit and find that certain steps have been taken. However, we feel that one further step is required to be taken to curb the second wave of Covid-19 if it at all comes and we find the only way to succeed is to wear masks, which is required to be worn by one and all. In this context, it would be in the fitness of things that every road should have constant surveillance of the police from at least 07:00 AM to 10:00 PM. For the roads which are busy and have a length of 2 km or more, a team of police personnel may be deployed… Continue Reading...

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