Plea in SC over Kerala’s lockdown relaxation for Bakrid despite uptick in Covid cases.
A plea was filed in the Supreme Court on Monday against the Pinayari Vijayan government in Kerala after it agreed to lift lockdown restrictions for celebration of Bakrid despite an uptick in Covid-19 cases. The plea will likely be heard today.
Kerala will relax its restrictions for three days to celebrate the festival, which falls on July 21. Even local areas where Covid positivity rate has been above 15 per cent will see a waiving of restrictions on Monday.
The plea accuses the LDF government of not acting on medical advice and cites news reports to show that it was instead based on talks between Vijayan and traders.