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Madras HC Directs Government to Strictly Implement Rules Indicating Punishment for Not Wearing Mask, Spitting in Public, Etc.

Lawstreet Journal 29 Sep 2020 1:23am

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While hearing a writ filed before the Madras High Court by a practicing lawyer, the division bench of Justice M. M. Sundresh and Justice R. Hemalatha on September 17th, 2020 directed the State Government to strictly implement the amended rule which indicates the punishment for non-wearing of a mask, violating social distancing, spitting in public, etc. which became pursuant to the above government order dated September 4th, 2020. The court also said to publicly advertise the rules and punishments to make people aware. The petitioner N. Rajkumar, a young lawyer was seeking appropriate actions and step from the respondent’s side in accordance with the provisions of The Prohibition of Smoking and Spitting Act, 2002 in the light of current Pandemic Situations. 

The Petitioner filed the plea under Article 226 of the Constitution of India and prayed before the court to issue a writ of Mandamus for respondents. The Petitioner contended before the court to direct the respondents to ban spitting and make it a punishable act under Prohibition of Smoking and Spitting Act, 2002; to direct the public health board to provide public sanitary conveniences and regulate deposit of rubbish/ garbage on streets in total implementation of prohibition of defecation in Open Place Act, 2019 passed by the Government of India; managing and differentiating waste in a scientific manner and more particularly medical hazardous and toxic waste and other plastic waste in order to prevent the spread of COVID Pandemic and other epidemics an further to prevent environment pollution and also… Continue Reading...

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