5th May, 2021
In Chhattisgarh, the High Court's hearing on the petitions filed for reservation in the vaccination of Corona was held on Tuesday. During this time, the High Court has strongly objected to the implementation of reservation in vaccination. The court has clarified the rule that such discrimination is not justified in vaccination. The High Court has directed the government to formulate a new policy in two days regarding vaccination. The government has decided to vaccinate eligible people from the first Antyodaya cardholder families in the state. After this, the number of BPL and then APL will come.
Petition filed in the high court
Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) state president Amit Jogi has filed a petition in the High Court against the implementation of reservation in vaccination by the state government. He had requested for a hearing on the PIL pending in the High Court as an intervention petition. Similarly, more than five intervention petitions have been filed for reservation in vaccination, which was heard on Tuesday in a bench of High Court Chief Justice PR Ramachandra Menon and Justice PP Sahu through video conferencing.
Government objected to the implementation of reservation on vaccination
During this time, the advocates including petitioner Kishore Bhaduri objected to the implementation of reservation by the government regarding vaccination and said that the World Health Organization (WHO) has also set priorities on vaccination, but it does not have reservation-like status. The government has violated the constitutional rights of the people of the state. Everyone demanded immediate repeal of this order of governance and a new policy. During the hearing, Advocate General Satishchandra Verma advocated the rule. After listening to all the parties, the High Court has directed the government to form a clear policy regarding vaccination within two days.