Shillong, Jun 20: The Meghalaya High Court has filed a suo-moto PIL against the mandatory vaccination.
The PIL filed by the registrar of the Meghalaya High Court states that, it has been brought to it’s notice, the state through its various orders of the Deputy Commissioners have made it mandatory for shopkeepers, vendors, local cabbies and others to get themselves vaccinated before they can resume their businesses.
“Whether vaccination can at all be made mandatory and such mandatory action can affect the right of the citizen to earn his/her livelihood, is an issue which requires consideration,” the High Court stated.
The Meghalaya High Court also stated that it has been brought to it’s notice that improper implementation of the Government Welfare Schemes meant for the marginalised sections of the society has affected their right to life.
“The matters indicated above are of profound public interest affecting the fundamental rights of the common people necessitating immediate intervention by this Court,” the Meghalaya High Court stated.