Supreme Court dismisses Petition for International Task Force, states No Jurisdiction

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Aanchal Agarwal-

Published on: September 6, 2021, at 17:09 IST

The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition requesting the setting up of an International Task Force of experts and researchers to find out the effect of the new strain of the Covid-19 virus in India.

A three-Judge Bench comprising Justices DY Chandrachud, Vikram Nath and Hima Kohli rejected the plea and asked the petitioner to approach the Central Government.

The Apex Court while dismissing the plea stated that it did not have the Jurisdiction for such a matter and also it felt that focusing on the situation of the Country in this pandemic and finding ways to reduce cases will be more beneficial.

The Bench stated that “We have no jurisdiction over Chinese or American citizens. The government is there to hear you. Plea dismissed as withdrawn”.

The petition was filed was a Mumbai based researcher and trustee of Abhinav Bharat Congress, Pankaj Phadnis.

The plea filed requested the Central Government to keep a track of any new variations that may emerge in the future as the Delta Virus Variant which had emerged in the Country sometime back have killed more than 3.9 million Indians in less than three months.

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