June 19, 2022

Criminal Writ Petition filed in Bombay High Court against Chief Secretary Maharastra Shri Manukumar Srivastava

Criminal Writ Petition No. 9300 of 2022
May 11, 2022

Bombay HC order that quashed Maharashtra Govts Illegal Vaccine Mandate

Incase you can’t view the above, download the order here : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lPXepthW6-lvRc9kj01oM__BMZRZH5tn/view?usp=sharing Important part of the order : Mr. Ojha, learned advocate appearing for the petitionerin PIL Petition Stamp No. 6218 of 2022 has placed before usan order dated March 31, 2022 issued by the PrincipalSecretary, Department of Revenue and Forest, DisasterManagement, Relief and Rehabilitation, Government ofMaharashtra, Mantralaya, Mumbai. Such order withdraws allthe restrictions imposed under the Disaster Management Act,2005 (hereafter “2005 Act”, for short) with effect frommidnight of April 1, 2022. All District Disaster ManagementAuthorities have been advised thereby to withdraw all the restrictions imposed for the purposes of containment of Covid-19 pandemic under the 2005 Act. Issuance of such order dated March 31, 2022 takes careof one part of the grievances of the petitioner; we, therefore,close the issue raised with regard to availing of publictransport services by vaccinated people only.
May 11, 2022

Bombay High Court Order Declaring Maharashtra Govt Covid Orders Illegal

Incase you cannot access the above pdf, download the order here : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JLWJaoCRVwbgvkL8WYjq-3tmQl7ed52_/view?usp=drivesdkImportant section of the order where the Chief Justice mentions that all restrictions which the State of Maharashtra imposed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic were illegal : In our order dated 22nd February 2022, we had in nouncertain terms observed that the previous orders of theState Government imposing restrictions on user of public transport had no sanction of law and that in keeping with theimproving situation, it would be eminently desirable if theCommittee takes a decision which would effectively put aquietus to the issues raised in the PIL petitions. The hope andtrust reposed by us in the Committee that it would take adecision, which is reasonable and not in derogation of theFundamental Rights of the citizens guaranteed by Article19(1)(d), stand belied. We were utterly mistaken. TheCommittee, instead of respecting the observations that weremade in the order dated 22nd February 2022, has once againinsisted on only those who are vaccinated to avail publictransport despite the fact that presently in Mumbai and itsadjoining areas almost every activity is being performed as inthe pre-pandemic days and normalcy has been restored in fairmeasure. In hindsight, we feel that having regard to the grossviolations of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 (hereafter“the Act”, for short) and the rules framed thereunder inimposing restrictions since 10th August 2021, it would havebeen appropriate if we had struck down the further orderspassed in the name of the State Government post August,2021 by the Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra inexercise of our suo motu powers instead of, in accordancewith judicial discipline, permitting the Committee to take afresh decision. This decision of the Committee, in thecircumstances, is unexpected to say the least.
February 15, 2022

Maharashtra Education Directorate Revises Order

The Education Directorate has revised it's order. Only if parents give consent students can take vaccine
November 23, 2021

Maharashtra Government Order Regarding Vaccination Status For Basic Services

Awaken India Movement digs out the Maharashtra Government's public health order regarding The status of medically exempted people in the state.
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