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The High Court has also directed the Chief Secretary to prepare a road map to curb the corona spill, and remarked that no lockdown would help.
- Court gives verdict on the petition of Lucknow-based law student Har Govind
- Court summoned the compliance report of this order till 30 September
Hookah bars have been banned in Uttar Pradesh. On Tuesday, the Allahabad High Court ordered UP Chief Secretary Rajendra Tiwari not to allow hookah bars to be run in any restaurant and cafe. The court has reported compliance with this order till 30 September.
Court said- Corona threatens the existence of human life
The court said in its remarks that despite the lockdown, the corona continues to spread like wildfire. It poses a threat to the existence of human life. We are standing amidst a dense dark forest. It is not known what will happen tomorrow. If hookah bars are not banned in restaurants and cafes, it will take the form of community transition.
Lucknow student had filed the petition
In fact, Har Govind Pandey, a law student at Lucknow University, had filed a PIL in the Allahabad High Court to ban hookah bars in UP. Har Govind had also written letters to many officials about this. But no action was taken. The court also issued a show cause notice to the chief secretary. Had asked why the petition should not be accepted. But no reply was filed.
Court made advocate Vinayak Mittal as amicus curiae
On this, the court has issued an order not to allow hookah bars. After Tuesday’s hearing, the bench of Justice Shashikant Gupta and Justice Shamim Ahmed has given its verdict. The court appointed advocate Vinayak Mittal as amicus curiae (court friend) in the case. The court said that corona infection is spreading rapidly in the state. The number of corona infections is increasing daily. The High Court has directed the Chief Secretary to prepare a road map to prevent its spread and also commented that no help would be available without lockdown.