Gauhati HC registers suo moto PIL on vaccination of inmates in different Assam jails
The Gauhati High Court has registered a suo moto Public interest litigation (PIL) based on an application by a non-profit organisation, Pratidhwani, regarding the vaccination of inmates lodged in different jails of Assam.
Pratidhwani visited the central jails and found that the inmates have not been vaccinated for COVID-19.
“During recent enquiries of Pratidhwani to a different district and central jails, it has come to its knowledge that despite the COVID-19 vaccination drive being carried out all over the country in a phased manner and even though the jail authorities and the officials working in different district jails of Assam have been vaccinated, the inmates have not been vaccinated till date, except in central jail, Silchar,” the application read.
The Gauhati High Court has directed the Assam Government to file an affidavit within three weeks, updating on the process of vaccination of jail inmates.
So far, 1,931 positive cases have been reported during the last 24 hours in Assam.
(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)
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