A Plea has been moved in the Delhi High Court seeking imposition of lockdown in Delhi due to the rising number of COVID19 cases.
The present PIL filed by Advocate Ankit Verma seeks extension of the lockdown in Delhi at least till June 30.
The Petitioner has argued that the relaxations given under the new ‘Unlock 1.0’ Guidelines has severely affected the residents of Delhi as the State has the maximum number of COVID19 cases in the country as per the population rate.
The Petitioner has also alleged that no proper arrangements were made before declaring Unlock 1.0 which is clear by the fact that people are violating social distancing norms and police officials are not handling the situation as per the protocols.
While acknowledging that the lockdown does breach certain human rights of the citizens, the petitioner has asserted that the first and foremost duty of both the centre and the state Government is to protect the well-being of the citizens.
In addition to the re-imposition of the lockdown, the Petitioner has also demanded the sealing of Delhi as well as prohibition of passenger flights.
In addition to this, the Petitioner has highlighted the observations made by the Delhi High Court in a SuoMoto case on COVID19 patients that the medical infrastructure is not functioning properly and is inadequate to cater to the peak in number of cases which is directly attributed to the relaxing of the lockdown.
The petition will heard on Friday.