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“Worse Than The Previous Order”- Karnataka HC on Kerala travel restrictions modifications

Lawstreet Journal 22 Mar 2021 11:39pm

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The Division Bench of Karnataka High Court this Friday allowed the amendment application that was challenging the modified directions issued on March 15 filed by B Subbaya Rai against the Deputy Commissioner and Chairman of District Disaster Management Authority, Dakshina Kannada District, after he put restrictions on travel from Kerala.

Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice MGS Kamal told the Government’s consel that “We have already pointed out the flaws of your order and we will hear you on the next date now."

The matter currently stands listed on March 25, 2020 to hear ‘legality of the travel restrictions imposed citing spike in COVID19 cases.’

Previously, the HC on Thursday (March 18, 2021) showed concern on the conditions that the government of Karnataka passed with regards to road travel restrictions. 

The Court questioned the Government’s Counsel, “Flights from Kerala operate to Karnataka without restrictions. So, if you have money you can enter the state of Karnataka without restrictions but if you can't afford to buy an air ticket you will be subjected to all these restrictions. How this can be tolerated?"

The Court orally gave orders to withdraw the modified rules passed by Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada, considering it to be “misconceived and issued in complete non-application of mind”

The Court called it “worse than the previous order”

The March 15 order stated “Concerned local authorities as per the necessity (Gram Panchayat/Urban Local bodies/Municipality/Town Municipality) will be responsible for checking of RT-PCR negative report of the passengers coming into the district at every checkpost…In consideration of… Continue Reading...

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