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Release those who have completed quarantine time, HC tells U.P. govt.

A division Bench of justices Shashi Kant Gupta and Saurabh Shyam Shamshery passed the order on may 30 on a PIL  filled by Shaad Anwar ,a Delhi based lawyer. Mr.Anwar had sought the release of Tablighi jamat members who were quarantined in U.P after their return from nizamuddin event in Delhi on march 5.The petition had requested the High Court to issue directions to the Uttar Pradesh government since the fundamental rights of a group of individuals were being violated by the government.Allahabad High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that those persons,who have completed their quarantine period,be released forthwith from quarantine provided they have tested negative for coronavirus and there is no legal impediment in their release.The state’s chief secretary was asked to set up a three-member committee in every district to ensure smoother, greater and more effective functioning of the state’s quarantine centers. The committees should ensure the centres are not only functioning properly but are also maintained, controlled and administered efficiently. .It would be in violation of personal liberty under Article21 of the Constitution.Meanwhile, according to the state government”s affidavit presented in the court by the state Additional Advocate General Manish Goyal, there were 3,001 Indian and 325 foreign Tablighi Jamaat members in the state”s quarantine centres .Of these 21 Indian and 279 foreigners had been arrested and sent to jail under various charges.The state government said that 2,979 Indian and 46 foreign nationals were released from the quarantine centres after they completed their quarantine and none were in such centres.