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Teacher says being forced to get vaccinated, HC asks Delhi govt to respond to plea

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The Delhi government has decided to not permit teachers and school staff in public schools in case they fail to get themselves vaccinated against Covid-19 by October 15. The absence has been directed to be treated as leave by the education department.

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The Delhi High Court Friday asked the Delhi government to respond to a petition challenging the decision to not permit teachers and school staff in public schools in case they fail to get themselves vaccinated against Covid-19 by October 15. The absence has been directed to be treated as leave by the education department.

A petition has been filed before the court by a teacher working in a private-aided school against the government decision, contending that he is suffering from a number of medical ailments and has not been taking any allopathic treatment for many years. He has thus sought exemption from taking the vaccine on medical grounds.

Justice Rekha Palli, while also issuing notice to the Centre and the petitioner’s school, listed the case for hearing in February 2021.
Besides seeking a direction against forcing him to take the Covid-19 vaccine, the teacher has also sought compensation of Rs 10 lakh on account of “the mental harassment meted out to him”.

The petitioner in his plea filed through advocate Abhimanyu Yadav has said that he was diagnosed with hand dystonia in 2018 and took allopathic treatment for its cure. However, the petition claims, his condition worsened by use of allopathic medication and he went into depression.

“The vaccination in all probability will further escalate the medical condition of the petitioner looking at the history of effect allopathic way of treatment has had on the petitioner,” reads the petition, adding that the petitioner’s condition has improved through spiritual and mediational practices.

The government on October 12 defended its circulars which are under challenge in the case and submitted before the court that recently requests have been received from parents of primary school children too to reopen the school at the earliest. “If due precautions are not taken by vaccinating the entire school staff including all teachers, it could once again lead to spread of Covid-19,” the state told the court.

Source : IndianExpress

 

 

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17-year-old boy apprehended in Delhi for stalking girls on Instagram.

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A 17-year-old boy has been apprehended by the Delhi Police for allegedly stalking a number of minor girls on Instagram and threatening to publish their private photos.

According to the police, a father filed a complaint after becoming concerned that his 14-year-old daughter’s Instagram photos might have been shared with others.

According to the police, both the father and the daughter were counseled. The girl had shared her private photos and videos with a friend on instagram, and now the friend is pressurizing her to have more inappropriate conversations and send more of her private photos, the police said.

A case was filed based on the statement made by the minor girl.

Source: IndianExpress

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Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann inaugurates 400 Mohalla Clinic in Amritsar

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Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated 400 Mohalla Clinics in Amritsar’s Putlighar.
Amritsar now has 400 mohalla clinics, bringing the total in the state to 500.

As a chief guest at the inauguration, Delhi CM Kejriwal expressed his happiness and noted that Punjab’s clinics were constructed in ten months rather than the five years it took to construct them in Delhi. He added that a lot of districts and villages will get new clinics.

“I am very happy and thankful for the citizens for believing in us. My little brother, Mann, has fulfilled another guarantee,” he said.

Kejriwal said, “Being a full state, Punjab suffers no interference from the central government unlike Delhi,” in an attack on the central government. Every village will receive more of these clinics in the coming years.”

Source: ANI

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Another Hit & Run Case: Car dragged scooty rider for 300 meters, one died

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Once again a case of hit, run, and drag has come to the fore in Delhi. One person died in this accident while the other is still admitted to the hospital. Delhi Police has arrested a total of 5 accused including the driver by registering a case under the section of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. CCTV footage of this incident has also come to the fore.

On the intervening night of Thursday-Friday, at around 3 pm, two PCR vans of Keshavpuram police station were patrolling the area. Only then the police personnel riding in it saw that a Tata Zest car hit an Activa scooty at Prerna Chowk in Kanhaiya Nagar area. Two youths were sitting on this scooty. One of the young men jumped in the air and fell on the roof of the car. At the same time, another young man jumped and got stuck between the windscreen and the bonnet of the car, while the scooty got stuck in the bumper below.

After this accident, instead of stopping the car, the accused fled from the spot, but the policemen posted in PCR caught all the 5 people in the car after chasing them for about 350 meters. During this, the policemen called the control room and informed them about the accident. The team that reached the spot took both the injured to the hospital, where one was declared brought dead by the doctors. The condition of the other youth remains critical.

Source: Aajtak

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