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Court stays compulsory vaccination of Govt. employees

Nagaland News

KOHIMA, JULY 28: The Gauhati High Court (GHC), Kohima Bench, has stayed the Nagaland Government’s order for compulsory COVID-19 vaccination of its employees.

Sources in the GHC, Kohima Bench, said that a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Dr. Aniruddha Babar was heard today and the Court decided to stay the impugned order dated July 17, issued by Chief Secretary, till the next returnable date.
In today’s hearing, the State Government Advocate had submitted that the PIL filed by Dr Babar is not maintainable and must be dismissed and that no interim direction may be given at this stage.
However, the GHC Kohima Bench Judges ~ Justice Songkhupchung Serto and Justice S Hukato Swu ~ have directed a stay against the order and directed to list the matter again after two weeks.
Meanwhile, sources also informed that the Bench also took up the suo moto case with regard to take up measures of designating isolation centres, ramp-up testing facilities, make all COVID-19 tests, home isolation, charges of burial, etc.
However, the Court’s written judgments on both the cases are likely to be out only tomorrow. (Page News Service)