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'Dignity Will Not Be Lost': Kerala High Court Says COVID Norms Should not be Diluted for Government's Swearing-in [READ JUDGMENT]

Lawstreet Journal 21 May 2021 8:23pm

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The Kerala High Court while disposing the petition of Kerala Government’s decision of conducting the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected LDF government with 500 people at Chandrasekharan Nair Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram on 20th May, 2021 made key points regarding the attendance of gathering just for Constitutional function. 

Chief Justice S. Manikumar and Justice Shaji P. Chaly while disposing off the petition and constraining on the swearing in ceremony stated that, “considering the present situation of Pandemic it is not permitted to conduct any Government function by any authority with such large gathering of 500 people and even the Swearing-in Ceremonies with a lot of people will not be permitted.”

The Court while venturing for the people said, people who are being administered by the oath of office can be present and other people will not be allowed to participate in the Ceremony and further is of the view that, “the dignity of the swearing-in person would be preserved even the people are witnessing the ceremony form their homes, and not attending the function physically, and such ceremonies can be conducted in a small group and within a dignified manner without the people who are not parcel to the ceremony.” 

Learned State Attorney Mr. K.V. Sohan, described the ceremony as a constitutional function and should be conducted in a dignified manner, it was also observed that except His Excellency, the officials attached to his office, Hon'ble Ministers, who are to be administered the Oath of office, and the required… Continue Reading...

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