The Madras High Court on Friday mentioned leaders of all political parties “should” be sure that their rank and file keep a level of self-discipline and train excessive restraint whether or not in celebration or in any other case proper from the day of counting of Assembly election votes scheduled on Sunday until the day the grim scenario attributable to the second wave of COVID-19 subsides.
Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy wrote: “The leaders of the political parties should keep the rank and file in check and ensure that there is no bursting of crackers or taking out of rallies, particularly on the day of counting, and till such time that the present grim situation continues. Leaders of political parties are requested to take a proactive stand in such regard and lead by example.”
The interim orders had been handed on a suo motu public curiosity litigation petition taken up by the courtroom to watch the COVID-19 scenario within the State. Observing that the counting day was the quick concern, the judges hoped that the political parties, media personnel and residents would strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocol laid down by the Election Commission of India and the State authorities.
The courtroom needed all stakeholders to scrupulously observe the norms and cooperate with the authorities within the higher public curiosity.
In as far as Puducherry was involved, the courtroom directed the officers to maintain a examine on personal liquor shops and be sure that liquor was not being bought clandestinely regardless of an order handed by the administration to shut down all liquor outlets and bars. The judges directed the governments to encourage the folks to get vaccinated.