Judgement on legality of pasting posters outside homes of Covid -19 patients : Supreme Court reserves

3rd Dec

Judgement on legality of pasting posters outside  homes of Covid -19  patients : Supreme Court reserves

Ashok Bhushan , BR Gavai and MR shah A bench of Justice, asked solicitor general Tushar mehta appearing for the centre whether on advisory can be issued in this regard by the centre so that a state is disuaded by the pasting posters on walls of Covid positive patients homes , the law officer told court that such an advisory was already in place.

The Supreme Court has reserved judgement in the plea which has challenged the decision of various states , government to affix posters outside the homes of covid - 19 patients who in isolation.

The practice of conspicously affixing posters outside the residence of Covid - 19 positive patients creates stigma and often leads to a situation where patient may be treated as a called Untouchables.