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Explain Why Pakistani Minority Migrants with No Identity Cards Not Being Vaccinated Despite Court's Order? : Rajasthan High Court to State Government [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 15 Jun 2021 5:42pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Explain Why Pakistani Minority Migrants with No Identity Cards Not Being Vaccinated Despite Court's Order? : Rajasthan High Court to State Government  [READ ORDER]

On June 3, 2021, the Rajasthan High Court asked the state government to explain why it was treating Hindu migrants from Pakistan ineligible for anti-Covid vaccination despite its clarification that the Centre’s vaccination norms make them eligible for it.

A Jodhpur bench of the High court comprising Justice Vijay Bishnoi and Justice Rameshwar Vyas noted that after its order on May 28,2021, the letter was written by the National Health Mission under the Medical, Health, and Family Welfare Department of Rajasthan to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry with a request to include minority migrants too in the Centre’s SOP.

On this court remarked that,

During the previous hearing on May 28, the court had ruled that the SOP dated 06.05.2021 did not exclude Pakistani minority migrants for vaccination, who are eligible for covid vaccination then it is difficult to understand why the state government is seeking further clarification from the central government and requesting it to include the Pakistani Minority Migrants in the SOP,”.

Sajjan Singh, the amicus curiae appointed on behalf of the Pakistani minority migrants, additionally presented that some of the Pakistani minority migrants, who have been declared as residents of this country, are not being vaccinated because they are not having Aadhar Cards.

He also submitted that food packets/ ration cards are only being made available to the Pakistani Minority Migrants residing in Jodhpur City but not in other districts such as Jaisalmer, Barmer, and Jaipur.

After hearing Sajjan Singh's submission, the court asked the… Continue Reading...


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