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“Set Up Grievance Redressal Mechanism Within 3 Days to Receive Complaints of COVID Norms Violations" : Karnataka High Court To State

Lawstreet Journal 24 Apr 2021 11:34pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary “Set Up Grievance Redressal Mechanism Within 3 Days to Receive Complaints of COVID Norms Violations" : Karnataka High Court To State

The Karnataka high court has ordered the state government to establish a redressal mechanism within three days through which citizens can file acomplaint if there is a violation of covid norms related to not wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing.

A bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Suraj Govindaraj while hearing a petition filed by Letzkit foundation said that “We direct the state government to make grievance redressal system giving citizens a power to forward complaints of infringement so that complaints can be investigated by State level and City level board”.

It also stated that “Grievance mechanism will provide a facility of filing complaints through email and through Whatsapp or any other form ofmedia. The grievance redressal mechanism will be informed within three days from April 23, 2021, and wide exposure will be given to accessibility of system in newspaper and media. Further information related to usage will be informed in offices of all local authority including BBMP.”

In its past order, the court had said that the right to have a healthy life is an essential part of Article 21 of the Constitution of India. The right to have a healthy life can't be restricted by people who do not care to follow rules related to masks, maintaining social distance, congregating and so on.

Accordingly, it had explained, "As far as offense under sub section 1 of section 5, (Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Act) for omission of wearing mask and social distancing is pulled in not just relation to coordinators/heads of… Continue Reading...

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