Talking to The Indian Express over phone on Saturday evening, Mohammad Akbar, Haleema’s 70-year-old husband, said: “We have reached Ramban in Jammu. The roads are bad. We hope to reach home in Pattan Baramulla by 2 am on Sunday (April 5).”
The transport sector is one of the many areas which has been hit by the ongoing restrictions, aimed to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Among the affected most are the cab drivers, who had taken loans to buy vehicles to jump onto the bandwagon of online platforms of Ola and Uber
Several migrants, who started walking from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh towards their homes soon after the 21-day lockdown was announced, were picked up and put at several shelters beginning March 29.
While the public were restrained from leaving their houses, the Chandigarh Administration on Friday passed an order allowing one person from each household to step out of their houses between 10 am to 6 pm to visit their nearest shop or market.
The prisoners convicted and facing trial under POCSO Act, Section 376, 379-B of IPC, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Explosive Substances Act, for acid attack and foreign nationals will continue to remain inside the jails.
Those under-trials with only one case pending in which maximum prescribed sentence is seven years or less and those with two cases pending in “which maximum prescribed punishment in both cases is seven years or less” will be considered for 45 days of interim bail, which can be extended to 60 days.
While Kakkar could not be contacted despite repeated attempts, Dr Dhruv Chaudhary, a Nodal Officer for COVID-19 at PGIMS Rohtak and Head of the Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine vociferously supported the student and even confirmed that doctors everywhere are in need of more protective gear.
In Kolkata, a 30-year old woman, who is part of the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) team which tests samples for coronavirus, was told by her landlord in South Kolkata to leave the place.
The government told the court that prisons at a cumulative level are not overcrowded, except for Amritsar and Ferozepur Central Jails where the occupancy rate is between 120-130 per cent. Central Jail Patiala also has 110 per cent occupancy.
The observation was made by the court in response to a Haryana Police submission that the matter of registration of FIRs in 1,170 cases is pending in the state due to a verdict passed in appeal by a single bench of the High Court in 2016.
While delivering the verdict, the court also quashed the orders of IK Gujral Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, which had barred the student from appearing in examination for a period of two semesters.