New Delhi, December 1
The Supreme Court on Tuesday disapproved of pasting posters outside Covid-19 patients’ houses, saying once posters were pasted on their homes, they were treated as untouchables even as the Centre said the practice was not a part of protocol prescribed for the pandemic.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told a Bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan that some states on their own were following this practice to prevent the spread of the virus and the practice has nothing to do with stigmatising Covid-19 patients.
However, the Bench said the ground reality is “something different” as once such posters are pasted at their homes, they are treated as untouchables.
Mehta said the Centre has filed a reply to a petition filed by Kush Kalra after the top court’s direction to consider issuing nationwide guidelines to do away with practice of pasting posters outside the homes of Covid-19 patients. — TNS