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12-Year-Old Moves Delhi High Court Seeking Immediate Vaccination for Children Between 12 to 17 Years, Priority Vaccination for Parents

Lawstreet Journal 29 May 2021 10:12pm

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A 12-year-old has filed a plea in the Delhi High Court seeking directions to immediately vaccinate children between the ages of 12 to 17 years in Delhi and to prioritize vaccination amongst parents having children up to 17 years of age.

The plea has been filed by Tia Gupta (12 years old) and her mother through advocate Bihu Sharma and Abhinav Mukharji. The plea also says that there should be a formulation of a comprehensive national plan with respect to children covering all aspects of their protection from the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The matter is scheduled for May 28th 2021, Friday, before the division bench chaired by Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh.

The plea vocalizes that the waxing policy of the country against coronavirus has failed to consider children or parents of children, who are also a vulnerable section of the society. 

The plea thus claims that:

“Respondents have failed to prepare a National Plan for children in adherence to the guidelines as given under the National Disaster Management Plan 2019, formulated under the Disaster Management Act 2005, which clearly recognizes children and their vulnerability during a ‘biological disaster’ such as the present covered pandemic.”

The plea refers to the 12-year-old child as a tech savvy and aware individual like all her other peers, and presents the petitioner's anxiousness “as to why the respondents are not attempting to protect their fundamental right of life, by ensuring mitigation measures such as access to vaccination… Continue Reading...


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