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Supreme Court Declines to Entertain Jairam Ramesh’s Plea

Lawstreet Journal 8 May 2020 6:16pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Supreme Court Declines to Entertain Jairam Ramesh’s Plea

On 5th May 2020, the Supreme Court declined Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh's plea asking for orders to the Centre and state governments to make certain that there is universal coverage of food security during the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic outbreak while asking the politician to make a representation to the Central government.

The court noticed how people were approaching the apex court under provisions of Article 32 of the Constitution without trying to make any representation to the government authorities.

A bench comprising of Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice B R Gavai, which adjudged the matter through the platform of video conferencing, mentioned the court has found that grievances and issues brought forward in the petition have not been raised in front of the government, hence it is permitting the petition to be withdrawn.

The top court said the petitioner should give a detailed representation to the Centre, which will be examined by the union government.

Senior Advocate Salman Khurshid, representing Ramesh, told the court that the issue put forward in the petition is related to food security and the petitioner himself was a contributory in the making of the National Food Security Act of 2013.

He raised an argument about how many citizens have shifted from their places of work to their native towns and villages. Since they have ration cards of their local place, these are unaccepted by the officials in the area to which they have gone back.

He also mentioned that some may not even have ration cards, to begin with.

The bench inquired… Continue Reading...


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