“Deaths Due To Oxygen Shortage Nothing Short of Massacre,” Says Allahabad High Court


Allahabad High Court said, “This is nothing short of a massacre by those who have the responsibility of arranging oxygen. How can we allow our people to die in this way.”


Allahabad| From Supreme Court to High Courts, the judiciary in the last few days has expressed its dissatisfaction over the Central/State govt’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. For the last two weeks, the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court are hearing a case over the lack of oxygen supply amid the ferocious second wave of Covid-19. Now, in this connection, Allahabad High Court has made tough remarks on Tuesday. The High Court said that the death of Coronavirus patients due to lack of oxygen supply in hospitals is a crime, it is not less than a massacre.


DM of Lucknow, Meerut orders inquiry in 48 hours

A bench of Justices Siddharth Verma and Justice Ajit Kumar was hearing a petition filed in the state on the rising cases of coronavirus and the status of quarantine centers. Meanwhile, in Lucknow and Meerut, the court commented on the news reports on social media regarding deaths due to lack of oxygen. Also, DMs of both districts have been asked to investigate such news reports in 48 hours and present the report in the next hearing online.

The court said, “We are sad to see the coronavirus patients dying. This is nothing short of a massacre by those who have the responsibility of arranging oxygen. How can we allow our people to die in this way, while science is so advanced that today heart transplantation and brain surgery are also being done.”

The High Court said that usually the courts do not ask the state government and district administration to investigate viral news on social media. However, they have to do so because the lawyers associated with this case are also referring to such reports. .

Delhi High Court reprimanded the centre

The High Court on Tuesday lashed out at the Central Government over the oxygen crisis in Delhi. The High Court in a stinging comment said, “You can bury your head in sand like an ostrich but we won’t.” The high court also issued a notice to the Central Government asking why a contempt action shouldn’t be initiated against it for not complying with the Supreme Court order that asked the Central govt to provide oxygen demanded by the Delhi govt.

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