On Thursday, the hospital administration, which had put up a notice on May 3 asking relatives to take away patients as it was facing oxygen shortage, said it would move the Allahabad High Court over the FIR.
The court observed that “death of Covid patients just for non-supplying of oxygen to the hospitals is a criminal act and not less than a genocide” by those responsible for ensuring the continuous procurement and supply of medical oxygen.
While the decline in daily Covid-19 cases may have come as a welcome sign, the drop in corresponding tests meant that the positivity rate stood high, even touching a high of 18% on April 26 and April 27.
The plea filed on Wednesday cites last week’s order by a Varanasi court to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct a “comprehensive archaeological physical survey” of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque complex.
Rejecting the anticipatory bail application of PFI member Mohammad Nadeem, Justice Chandra Dhari Singh observed that someone who takes the risk of “dissemination of blasphemous messages is not entitled to get the discretion of the Court exercised in his favour”.
The two held have been identified as Anchal Arjariya and Purgesh Amariya. Arjariya's social media profile describes him as an office-bearer of VHP and Hindu Jagran Manch, and a member of the Gau Raksha Samiti.
Zia-ud-din was allegedly picked up by Ambedkar Nagar SWAT team between Wednesday and Thursday when he had gone to meet his relatives. The family of the deceased has alleged that he died due to police torture.
The incident, which occurred at Jhansi station on March 19, was brought to light in a video that showed the women being heckled, prompting a wave of outrage across Kerala from where the nuns are -- and an assurance from Union Home Minister Amit Shah.