New Delhi: Once the posters are pasted outside Kovid-19 patients’ homes, these people are considered “untouchables”, reflecting a different “ground reality,” the Supreme Court said on Thursday.
Although the rule does not specify, the Center has told the Supreme Court that it has nothing to do with the practice of “stigmatizing” Kovid-19 patients in order to protect other people.
The bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah said the ground reality was “different” and that such posters were once pasted in their homes and were considered untouchables.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who attended the center, said that some states were following this practice to prevent the spread of the virus.
Mehta said the Center had submitted its answer to the plea in accordance with the direction of the Supreme Court seeking to consider implementing a nationwide guidelines to avoid the practice of pasting posters outside Kovid-19 patients’ homes.
“Come on the counter-record filed by the union, we’ll take it on Thursday,” the bench said.
On November 5, the Supreme Court asked the Center to issue guidelines to eliminate the practice of pasting posters outside the homes of Kovid-19 patients.
It directed the Center to give no formal formal notice to Kush Kalra’s request for a set of guidelines.
When the Delhi government agreed in the High Court not to paste the posters, the bench was of opinion as to why the Center could not set guidelines for the whole country.
On November 3, the AAP government informed the Delhi High Court that it had instructed all its officials not to post posters of Kovid-19 positive persons or outside the houses of the house separatists; And the pasted ones are ordered to be removed.
The government has told the High Court that Kovid-19 has not allowed its officials to share details of the positives with their neighbors, resident welfare associations or WhatsApp groups.
In a plea before the High Court, Kalra argued that the names of individuals who tested positive for Kovid-19 would “draw stigma and unwanted attention” to the free-airing of Resident Welfare Associations (RWA) and WhatsApp groups.
Covid-19 Positive Persons should be given “privacy to deal with illness and stay away from illness and peaceful eyes,” the petition said.
“Instead, they are being made a center of public attention.”
It said individuals were “shying away and not deliberately testing themselves” to protect themselves from “public embarrassment and stigma” caused by pasting posters outside the homes of Kovid-19 positive patients.


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