DIMAPUR, JULY 20: Nagaland Law Students’ Federation (NLSF) has opposed the State Government’s ‘vax or no pay’ notification issued to employees of Civil Secretariat and Directorates ~ terming the order ‘unreasonable, unjust, unfair, biased and unconstitutional’.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Federation contended that the Nagaland Government order to its employees was “firsthand abrogation of the basic structure” of the Constitution of India.
Further, it stated, the decision to withhold salaries and endorse leave without pay for not being inoculated was ultra vires ab initio.
“The present (COVID) scenario mandates restrictions which law permits, but not at the cost of the lives of the citizens”, it maintained.
The Federation went on to state that coerced inoculation of any substance is an interference with the fundamental human rights that must be justified as necessary and proportionate.
It stated that it was difficult to see any justification whatsoever when the Government is coercing its employees to inoculate amid certain contraindications, generating fear psychosis in the process.
“Inoculation is voluntary, coercion is illegal”, it asserted, adding that any attempt at forceful inoculation was a direct challenge to Article 21 and a contempt of Court.
According to the Federation, the legal position settled by the Supreme Court and various High Courts against forced inoculation and the right to choose the health and treatment for oneself and one’s children was intelligible.
(Page News Service)