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Delhi HC Suo Moto PIL: People Associated with Judicial Functioning called “Frontline Workers”

Lawstreet Journal 5 Mar 2021 10:36pm

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A Suo Moto Public Interest Litigation was registered by the Delhi High Court on Wednesday (March 3, 2021) by stating that the lawyers, judges and the staff are equally at the risk of COVID-19. It went on to further say that all these people which are associated with judicial functioning are “frontline workers” and must be vaccinated at the earliest, with no bar or limitation on their physical conditions or age. 

The court stated:

"The need of the hour is to vaccinate the masses, in view of the raging Pandemic, on a war footing so as to secure the life and health of all those who step out of their homes to attend to their avocations and professions. Courts, by their very nature, are places which have very high density congregations of people on a daily basis. Hundreds and thousands of cases are listed in any given Court complex every day. Apart from judges, the Court staff – which is substantial, and Advocates – who have to attend to their respective cases, and a large number of litigants visit Courts in which their cases are listed, on a daily basis.”


This decision to file a Suo Moto PIL was backed by conveyance of the said concerns in a communication by the Chairman of the Delhi Bar Council, Mr. Ramesh Gupta to the division bench comprising Justices Rekha Palli and Vipin Sanghi. This was done on Monday (March 1, 2021). 

The order read: 

"In the light of the aforesaid, prima facie, it appears to us that… Continue Reading...

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