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"Nepali Citizens In Uttarakhand Not Being Vaccinated For Not Possessing Aadhar Card": Uttarakhand HC Treats Letter As 'Letter Petition'

Sparsh Upadhyay
20 May 2021 8:46 AM GMT
Nepali Citizens In Uttarakhand Not Being Vaccinated For Not Possessing Aadhar Card: Uttarakhand HC Treats Letter As Letter Petition
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The Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday (May 19) treated a letter as a 'Letter petition' which a Law Student pointed out that while the vaccination process had commenced for battling the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the Nepali citizens couldn't be vaccinated as they have not been issued the Aadhar Card.The Bench of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Alok Kumar...

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The Uttarakhand High Court on Wednesday (May 19) treated a letter as a 'Letter petition' which a Law Student pointed out that while the vaccination process had commenced for battling the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the Nepali citizens couldn't be vaccinated as they have not been issued the Aadhar Card.

The Bench of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Alok Kumar Verma received a letter from one Medha Pandey, Student of Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, pointing out that many of the Nepali citizens, who continue to stay in India, couldn't be vaccinated as they have not been issued the Aadhar Card, which is required for registration for the purpose of inoculation which is required for registration for the purpose of inoculation.

Treating the letter as a letter petition, the Court appointed Mr. Aditya Pratap Singh, as Amicus Curiae in the case and directed the State Legal Services Authority to pay him his remuneration.

The Chief Standing Counsel appearing for the State sought three weeks' time to file his counter-affidavit and Aditya Pratap Singh, the Amicus Curiae was directed to implead the Union of India as a necessary party in this petition within a period of one week.

In related news, the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court has asked the Additional Chief Standing Counsel of Uttar Pradesh to seek instructions with respect to the availability of Covid-19 vaccines in the state, especially with respect to the persons falling in age group of 18-45

The order has been passed by a Division Bench comprising of Justices Rajan Roy and Saurabh Lavania on a PIL filed by Advocate Hari Prasad Gupta.

Dealing with a PIL petition seeking priority vaccination for persons with disabilities (PWD), the Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Union Ministry of Health and the Delhi government.

The Bench of Chief Justice D. N. Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh issued notices on a plea filed by two disabled persons through advocates Siddharth Seem and Joicy.

One of the petitioners has Kypho Scoliosis as well as polio left shoulder and is a social activist, while the second petitioner has mixed cerebral palsy quadriplegia which has left her with 90% permanent physical impairment.

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