Kerala High Court seeks report from State Govt on recent protests amid COVID-19 restrictions

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High Court had imposed a complete ban on all protests in public places until July 31. Later, it extended the ban until August 31.

 

Kerala High Court on Monday asked the state government to come up with details on the recent protests that took place in the state amid COVID-19 restrictions are in place.

Court asked this while considering a batch of petitions alleging violation of lockdown restrictions by protestors across the state.

During the hearing, counsels representing the petitioners submitted that protests in violation of lockdown restrictions are continuing despite the high court’s order for strict implementation of the guidelines. 

Earlier Kerala High Court had imposed a complete ban on all protests in public places until July 31. Later, it extended the ban until August 31.

The division bench comprising Chief Justice S Manikumar and Justice Shaji P Chaly asked whether Unlock 4 guidelines allow gatherings up to 100 people by wearing masks and by maintaining social distancing.

State govt submitted that the new guidelines will come into force only on September 21

The Court will hear the case next on Friday.
 

With inputs from Agency

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