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Detaining Persons Beyond Requisite Quarantine Period in Quarantine Centers Is Violative of Article 21: Allahabad HC [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 3 Jun 2020 2:05am

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The Allahabad High Court has on May 30, 2020, directed the State Government to ensure that the persons who have completed their quarantine period are released from Quarantine Centers, provided they have been tested negative and that there is no legal impediment in releasing them. Direction to this effect was passed by Division Bench of Justices Shashi Kant Gupta and Saurabh Shyam Shamshery in the Public Interest Litigation after treating a letter written by Shaad Anwar, Advocate as PIL. In the letter, Mr. Shaad had sought the release of the members of Tablighi Jamat, who were quarantined after they returned to Uttar Pradesh after visiting Markaz Nizamuddin, Delhi in the morning on March 05, 2020. 

Mr. Shaad had furnished details of the 45 members of Tablighi Jamat, who were sent to Quarantine Centre at various places within the State of Uttar Pradesh. He had submitted that all the persons so quarantined had completed the period prescribed but the State was not releasing them without any just and valid reason. While alleging violation of the fundamental right of such quarantined persons as enshrined under Article 21 of the Constitution of India, the petitioner had stated that a direction was required to be issued to the State to release such persons forthwith.

On its May 29, 2020, order, the Court had asked the State to make available all details pertaining to the members of Tablighi Jamat, who were quarantined, released after completing the quarantine period or had yet not been released despite completing the tenure of quarantine and… Continue Reading...


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