Lockdown lifted for Bakrid celebration: SC pulls up Kerala

Lockdown lifted for Bakrid celebration: SC pulls up Kerala

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up the Kerala government for its decision of relaxing the COVID-19 restriction for the celebration of Bakrid in the state. 

Supreme Court has observed that despite a high test positivity rate (TPR) in the state, the state government's decision to relax covid norms to celebrate Bakrid in the state is uncalled. The court further ordered the Kerala government to follow the court orders given in the Kanwar Yatra case. 

Supreme Court observed that “we direct Kerala government to give heed to Article 21 read with Article 144 of the constitution of India and follow our orders given in the Kanwar yatra case”. 

It is a quite shocking state of affairs that the Kerala government has given relaxation following the demand of the traders. 

Read: Plea against Kerala Govt’s decision to ease Covid-19 restrictions ahead of Bakrid

Court has warned the state government that it would take appropriate action against the government if there is any spread of the Covid infection due to the lockdown relaxation by the government. 

“Pressurehood of any manner cannot infringe upon the most precious right of Right to Life for citizens of India, if any untoward incident takes place then any public can bring it to our notice & action will be taken accordingly,” says Supreme Court