Allahabad High Court orders release of Jamaatis

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The Allahabad High Court has ordered the Yogi Adityanath government to immediately release the members of the Tablighi Jamaat and others who have completed their period of quarantine

Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court has ordered the Yogi Adityanath government to immediately release the members of the Tablighi Jamaat and others who have completed their period of quarantine.

A division bench of Justice Shashikant Gupta and Justice Saurabh Shyam Shamshery delivered the order on Monday on a PIL filed by Supreme Court lawyer Shaad Anwar.

The petition had requested the High Court to issue directions to the Uttar Pradesh government since the fundamental rights of a group of individuals were being violated by the government.

In its order, the High Court considered it a violation of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution that provides that no person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law. The court said that in such a situation, it had every right to intervene.

The court directed the state government to immediately release those Tablighi Jamaat members who had completed their period of quarantine and had tested negative.

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