Telangana HC directs the State to issue its own COVID guidelines in 48 hours

Telangana HC directs the State to issue its own COVID guidelines in 48 hours

The Telangana High Court on Monday directed the state government to issue COVID-19 guidelines within 48 hours to reduce footfall in liquor shops, restaurants, marriage halls, and theaters, among other crowded places.

A division bench of Chief Justice Hima Kohli and Justice B Vijaysen Reddy, hearing a batch of PILs (PILs) on COVID-19 issues, sought some form of sanctions over the weekend as part of the preventative measures of COVID-19. 

The bench expected the state government to take an independent decision despite the guidelines of the central government.

The Advocate General informed the court that the state government was following the Centre’s guidelines.

The court said that the government would have to implement curfew/lockdown as one of the measures during weekends wherever necessary to restrict congestion.

The bench further said, “We will review. We will consider passing the appropriate order (at the next hearing).”

It posted the case on 23 April, directing the government to file a report earlier.

I am Shikha Mishra and I want to help every law student in getting access to the best possible material to ensure no one should be left behind due to lack of resources. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree in LL.B from Modi Law College, Kota. Always ready to work in a dynamic environment that offers opportunities to grow and learn new things. My objective in life is to continuously improve myself and try new things that challenge me and make a difference and impact the legal sector in a just and positive way.