Appeal to extend UP election over rise of corona cases, Allahabad High Court

Prayagrag: The Allahabad High Court has expressed concern about the way in which the risk of corona infection is increasing once again in the country. The High Court has also appealed to the Election Commission to postpone the upcoming assembly elections by a few months. Along with this, the High Court has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider this matter. The Allahabad High Court has also appealed to political parties not to hold rallies for election campaigns and campaigns only through TV and newspapers.

Justice Shekhar Kumar Yadav of Allahabad High Court said this while accepting the bail of accused Sanjay Yadav. He said that today four hundred cases are listed in the court; similarly, the number of cases is rising every day. During the hearing, the lawyers stand close, the corona protocol is not followed. Omicron's threat continues to grow and a third wave is on the way. Not only this, about six thousand new cases are coming every day, cases of infection is increasing continuously. Many countries China, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Scotland have also imposed partial lockdown. Lakhs of people have lost their lives in the country in the last wave. A large number of people got infected in the Gram Panchayat elections, West Bengal elections.

"If rallies are not stopped, results will be worse than the second wave," Justice Shekhar Yadav said, adding that, "Jaan hai toh Jahaan hai (if there is life, we have the world)."

It is worth noting that the dates of elections in UP may be announced next month. Political parties are gathering crowds in lakhs, holding rallies. In such a situation, the danger of the third wave is increasing continuously. In view of this, the High Court has requested the Election Commissioner to stop such rallies and gatherings of crowds. Not only this, if possible, postpone the election for a month or two, if there is life then election rallies and meetings will continue. The right to life is also given in Article 21 of the Constitution of the country. Praising PM Modi, the court said that he started such a big free vaccination campaign in the country, we appeal to him to take strong steps.

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