The High Court today refused to interfere in the decision of the state government on New Year celebrations and the timings of bars and pubs.
A petitioner had appealed to the court to direct the government to trim the timings of the bars and pubs that conducted New Year events and celebrations.
He had objected to the timings being extended for New Year celebrations to upto 1 am, claiming that that would lead to problems.
The court said that it could not interfere in the matter. It observed that the state government had completed the first dose of vaccination for 100% of the people, and the second dose for 66%. It also said that the police had already issued the necessary guidelines for people attending New Year events. The state government would take any further necessary action at appropriate times, the court said.
The court then instructed the government to follow the union government guidelines on Covid- and Omicron-related issues. It also directed the government to submit its report on the action taken on any violations during the New Year celebrations, on January 3, and adjourned the case to January 4.
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