Breach of Covid-19 rules: Karnataka HC asks political parties to file response

Tuesday, 24 Nov, 9.55 pm

The High Court on Tuesday made major political parties as respondents in the PILs seeking direction for strict implementation of Covid-19 rules - wearing masks and maintaining social distancing.

The court has asked the political parties to file responses as to whether they will issue strict instructions to party workers to follow the rules.

A division bench headed by Chief Justice Abhay S Oka said that the Covid rules on wearing masks and social distancing were being breached more in large political rallies.

The court observed that the state government had not taken any action in such instances and in some cases the authorities took some action belatedly.