Centre has no knowledge on loss of life, damage to individuals throughout lockdown enforcement: Govt


Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 16

The authorities on Wednesday stated it didn’t have a centrally compiled knowledge on loss of life or damage precipitated to individuals whereas implementing the nationwide lockdown to comprise the COVID-19 pandemic within the nation.

Informing this by means of written reply in Rajya Sabha Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home G Kishan Reddy stated, “Data pertaining to complaints and cases registered, First Information Report (FIR) regarding harassment, injury, death of individuals in enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown across the country is not maintained centrally.”

The minister was responding to a query on this regard requested by Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge.

The minister additionally stated police and public order are State topics as per seventh schedule of the Constitution of India and subsequently the actions are taken by the respective state governments.

Kharge had requested whether or not there was any occasion of extreme police measures resulting in harassment, damage, loss of life of people in implementing the COVID-19 lockdown throughout the nation and if that’s the case, the main points.



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