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Judge is bitten by Covid for not practicing what he preached | India News


NEW DELHI: Failure to practice what he preached to citizens through court orders took a heavy toll on a superior court judge, who became infected with a coronavirus and his family members.
The turn of events concerns an Orissa high court judge, who as part of a court had last year approved several orders telling authorities how to enforce the blockade to minimize the movement of people and prevent the rapid spread of Covid disease in the state.
In one of the orders, the bank had said: “We hope and hope that the government in its appropriate department will carry out compound planning on the availability of such essential items locally, so it does not require the use of two-wheelers. wheels (by the public to go out for the purchase of essential items) as soon as possible. ”
A year later, he forgot what he had said in his court orders about maintaining social distancing and embarked on a pilgrimage with his mother, wife, brother, and his 90-year-old wife in April when the exponential increase in Covid cases. had started, HC sources told TOI.
The first destination was Allahabad, where the ashes of his father, who had died last year, were dipped in Sangam. From there they proceeded to Haridwar, to take a holy bath in the Ganges River during the Kumbh, where a sea of ​​humanity participated and many blamed it as an event that fueled the rapid spread of Covid disease.
From Haridwar, the judge and his family members went to Gaya for certain religious rituals and then arrived Puri April 15. Upon returning to Cuttack, all family members tested positive for Covid. They recovered but the judge’s elderly mother succumbed to the virus.
Similarly, the Supreme Court decided to intervene after failing the Center’s oxygen allocation methodology during the second Covid surge, when each affected state has been demanding a higher allocation. The Center claimed that a daily oxygen supply of 500-600 MT to Delhi would be sufficient to meet demand from hospitals and cited the management of a similar Covid case load by Mumbai on April 10 with an oxygen supply of around 280 MT. But, the SC stated that Delhi should get 700 MT of O2.
The SC also considered it appropriate to allow the judiciary, through the higher courts, to manage the allocation of oxygen throughout India. He gave the HCs free reign to determine the amount of O2 required by the state and order the Center to provide it. The case is the Karnataka HC order requesting the Center to supply 1200 MT of oxygen versus an allocation of 900 MT.
In contrast, the CS has not been able to handle a small issue of providing seamless video conferencing facilities for defenders to argue in court, despite the fact that it has been more than a year since the CS began conducting its judicial business. through videoconferences.
The flawed system played so truthfully that Judge Sanjay Kishan Kaul once in a virtual hearing openly criticized the system and said if the Delhi HC could run a better system, why not the SC? But, the system remains unchanged. Advocates continue to complain that they are abruptly disengaging. So much so that even the chairman of the SC’s Electronic Committee, Judge DY Chandrachud, dissociated themselves once he made a lawyer to innocently comment: “Judge Chandrachud has fallen.” It created a mild panic, but soon many realized that he had just “dropped” from the video link.

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