100 Beds of the Ashoka Hotel for judges very misleading: Delhi High court.
The Delhi High Court said on Tuesday that it has made no request to create COVID-19 facilities for judges, staff, and their families in a five-star hotel, and an SDM order saying so was “very misleading.”
Taking suo motu knowledge of the news reports that 100 rooms of the Ashoka Hotel in the national capital had been converted into a COVID health center for the judges of the Delhi High Court at his request, a bench of judges Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli said: “No communication has been made to anyone about this.”
“This is very, very misleading. The superior court has not made any request for the installation of beds in any five-star hotel,” the bank said, adding that the order approved by the subdivisional magistrate was incorrect as the state cannot create an installation exclusively for one class.
The court said that the higher court cannot request the creation of such a facility, which will be discriminatory. Furthermore, he said that when the Delhi government was unable to provide oxygen to everyone, it was talking about providing a 100-bed facility for the high court judges.
“That is very unfortunate. You (the Delhi government) are giving orders to the left, to the right, and to the center without even bothering to do anything about it. You are connecting the facility to a hospital, but there are no doctors, nurses, staff, no room boys, no oxygen, no equipment, no fans, no medications, nothing.
“But you have done your job on paper. What were you trying to convey? What is the projection? The projection is that we have assumed these (requests for lack of oxygen, medicines, etc.) matters on a daily basis to benefit ourselves or that your”. I have done it to appease us, “said the bench.
The main advocate Rahul Mehra, who ran for the Delhi government, tried to blame the media for the situation by saying that “the media was playing a naughty game” by projecting the SDM order in a certain way.
“The perception of the media cannot be controlled,” Mehra said.
However, the court did not believe that line of argument and said: “The media is not wrong to point it out, because this order is incorrect. Your order says it is at the request of the higher court. Can anyone imagine that we, as Can the institution say that you create a special facility for us? Isn’t this discriminatory? Especially when people are struggling to find beds. ”
“You cannot create a facility exclusively for one class. Therefore, this order is incorrect,” the court added, ordering the Delhi government to “immediately take corrective action” and “withdraw the order”, otherwise, the court will annul it. ..
The Delhi government’s additional permanent attorney, Santosh K Tripathi, assured the court that the order would be withdrawn immediately.
The court also sent a notice to the Delhi government requesting its position on the matter which the court has registered as public interest litigation. In an order issued by the Chanakyapuri Subdivisional Magistrate (SDM) on April 25, it was stated that the COVID facilities at Ashoka Hotel will be associated with Primus Hospital.
The court said it only had one meeting to discuss the situation in the subordinate judiciary where the judges had to hold the court in person and many of them, including their families, were infected with COVID-19.
“We lost two judicial officials for COVID-19, “said the court and added that in such a situation they only wanted that if these judicial officials wanted to enter a hospital, then some facility should be available to them.
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