MULTIPLE PETITIONS FILED IN SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CHALLENGING THE VACCINE MANDATES OF STATE GOVERNMENTS.
The Central Government in its affidavit before the Supreme Court has supported the cause of Petitioner that vaccination cannot be forced and that no service or benefits shall be denied for not taking vaccines.
29 Petitions from all states are filed in the Supreme Court to stop unlawful vaccine & mask mandate.
Notice served to Chief Secretary of Maharashtra & District Collectors to forthwith stop unlawful mask & vaccine rules as matter is sub judice before the Supreme Court.
Debashish Chakraborty – Chief Secretary of Maharashtra,Mr. Iqbal Chahal – BMC Commissioner, Mr. Suresh Kakani – BMC Additional Commissioner, Mr. Sunil Chavan – Aurangabad District Collector and others are made Party Respondent.
Supreme Court to hear the petitions on December 13, 2021.
Around 500 lawyers are going to represent the petitioners.
Many advocates/associates including Indian Bar Association have extended their support to the cause raised by the petitioner that no one can be forced to get vaccines and wear masks. No services and benefits can be linked to the vaccination status of a person. Many courts across the world including the U.S. courts and various High Courts in India have quashed or stayed such illegal mandates.
As per the law clarified by the Full Bench of Supreme Court in Abdul Karim vs. M. K. Prakash , AIR 1976 SC 859,if any order is sub judice before Supreme Court and Court is seized of the matter and even if no stay is granted,even then, the authorities should stay their hands away and wait for the final adjudication by the court, else the concerned authority will be liable for punishment of six months imprisonment under Contempt of Courts Act, 1971.
The Supreme Court had sentenced Maharashtra’s Chief Secretary Ashok Khot and Minister Saroop singh Naik under contempt and sent them to jail for one month.