Gauhati HC : Suo moto PIL on vaccination in Assam jails

Based on an application by the non-profit organization, Pratidhwani, a suo moto Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been registered by the Gauhati High Court over vaccination of inmates in different jails of Assam.

During their visit, Pratidhwani collected that the inmates have not received vaccination for COVID-19.

“During recent enquiries of Pratidhwani to a different district and central jails, it has come to its knowledge that despite the COVID-19 vaccination drive being carried out all over the country in a phased manner and even though the jail authorities and the officials working in different district jails of Assam have been vaccinated, the inmates have not been vaccinated till date, except in central jail, Silchar,” the application read.

An affidavit has been asked to be filed by the Gauhati High Court to the Assam Government within three weeks updating on the process of vaccination of jail inmates.


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