SC rejected the dissemination of Information based on religion (on data of covid-19)
26th September 2020
The Supreme Court on Friday with a bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan, R subhash Reddy and MR Shah refused to entertain a plea for dissemination of information or data of covid-19 disease on the basis of religions and dismissed the plea filed by advocate Md. Israhad Hanif. The petitioner Advocate, Miriam Fozia said that it is all about right of dignity and honour and stated that “disease does not have a religion. There cannot be a Muslim Tuberculosis or a Christian Cancer”. Even the media are focusing on a particular religion in this pandemic situation. And the petitioner draws reference to the Tablighi Jamaat incident which made national headlines, the plea states that it was done by the ruling government to distract the public from the failure of its own policies.