A lawyer has relocated the Bombay Supreme Court to challenge the constitutional validity of the Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897 and is looking for orders to cease enforcement immediately.
The Supreme Court refused to accept Harshal Mirashi’s petition last week and asked him to go to the Supreme Court. Mirashi has also filed a restraining order to prevent the Maharashtra government from reimposing a Covid-19 lockdown.
Mirashi believes Covid-19 is nothing more than a cough and cold blown disproportionately by “certain elements” to make improper profit by scaring people.
He is against the forced use of masks and quarantine, which in his opinion amounts to a deprivation of liberty for the citizens. Mirashi calls quarantine a violation of fundamental rights that causes psychological problems.
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He has argued that the law of 1897 violated the fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution. Mirashi has blamed unpredictable enforcement of the Epidemic Diseases Act for threatening rights.