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“State Has Failed in Protecting Basic Right To Life Under Art. 21": Delhi High Court Remarks During Oxygen Shortage Hearing”

Lawstreet Journal 5 May 2021 8:29pm

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Recently court expressed that the state has failed to protect the fundamental right of i.e., right to life under article 21, when an advocate broke down in the court during a meeting on oxygen shortage in Delhi due to covid 19 pandemic.

The bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli of the Delhi High Court was notified about the passing away of the brother-in-law of Adv. Amit Sharma demanding help for whom he had moved before the court earlier.

The court was hearing a lot of cases on oxygen deficiency in the capital's battle against Covid-19. The court passed certain orders in the various matters such as,

Issue of 170 seized oxygen concentrators, black marketing, or hoarding.

A petition was filed by advocate Sachin Puri which states that around 170 oxygen concentrators are seized by Delhi police. In response Court directed to release those 170 oxygen concentrators as their release is necessary.

Court held that however, efforts have been for seizing oxygen cylinders, covid 19 medicines, etc. from hoarders and black marketers the seizures made must be forwarded to the Deputy Commissioner of Police for due release and/or distribution.

Establishment of WhatsApp group of different suppliers

after hearing different providers and re-fillers who imparted their issues related to the absence of oxygen to supply to hospitals, and medical clinic that common the absence of supply, the court recommended for better communication between various suppliers, re-fillers, and hospitals a common WhatsApp group should be formed.

Suspension of 'take over' request against re-filler M/s. Seth Air

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