Allahabad high court issued writ of Mandamus for entire UP directing that “no person should be seen outside his/her house without a mask on his/her face and he/she should check that the mask covers both the nose and the mouth”.
Court directed the police in every district to deploy task force for implementing this rule. After hearing a PIL with regard to conditions at quarantine centres, a bench comprising of Justice Siddhartha Varma and Justice Ajit Kumar directed that each task force should increase the number of police personnel’s deployed.
In addition to that, the court further directed that the medical facilities should be made available to all. “The task forces which have been constituted for rendering medical help should have empathy towards the ill,” the court added.
The court said that when the government went ahead with Unlock-1 and Unlock-2 to revive economic activity, people assumed that they were free to roam around and mingle freely.
The people and the administration should realize that, proper usage of face masks is not only for the protection of the person himself but also important for the protection of the society and if a person commits a crime against society, he/she has to be punished”.
The order was issued on September 23rd and came into force on September 24th.