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Supreme Court Refuses To Interfere With Karnataka Govt's Vaccine Mandate To Attend Colleges

Shruti Kakkar
25 April 2022 9:21 AM GMT
Supreme Court Refuses To Interfere With Karnataka Govts Vaccine Mandate To Attend Colleges
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The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere with State of Karnataka's Government Order dated July 16, 2021 by which the students, teachers and non teaching staff who have received one doze of vaccine could attend the colleges. The bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant while dismissing a plea challenging the Karnataka High Court's judgment of dismissing...

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere with State of Karnataka's Government Order dated July 16, 2021 by which the students, teachers and non teaching staff who have received one doze of vaccine could attend the colleges.

The bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Surya Kant while dismissing a plea challenging the Karnataka High Court's judgment of dismissing the petition challenging the impugned order said,

"We'll not entertain this. Take your vaccination. In the wider national interest there are some matters which we should not be entertaining."

The Karnataka High Court division bench of Chief Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Sachin Shankar Magadum on December 4, 2021 while dismissing the petition assailing the impugned notification had said,

"We are of the considered view that no students, teachers and other non teaching staff who have not received vaccination can be permitted to attend the colleges where the students gather in large number and risk their lives. As such, no direction can be issued to permit students, teachers and other non teaching staff who have not received vaccination to attend the colleges."

What Transpired In The Supreme Court Today?

When the matter was called for hearing, Justice DY Chandrachud while stressing on the fact that the impugned order was passed on December 4, 2021 asked Advocate Anas Tanwir appearing for the petitioners as to what was the difficulty in getting vaccinated.

"This order was passed on December 4, 2021 and you take your vaccination. What is the difficulty?" asked Justice Chandrachud.

Responding to the question posed by the Judge, Advocate Anas Tanwir said, "My belief is in ayurvedic and not allopathic. I wear a mask and follow social distancing."

The bench however while expressing its inclination to not entertain the petition said, ""We'll not entertain this. Take your vaccination. In the wider national interest there are some matters which we should not be entertaining."

Case Title: Sushma S. Aradhya Vs. The State Of Karnataka| Diary No.- 4714 - 2022

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