The Supreme Court today rejected a plea for the creation of an international task force of experts to find out the extent to which the novel COVID-19 virus strain was responsible for India’s deaths during the second wave. for that and focusing on the pandemic in the country will be quite beneficial.
“We would rather focus on managing the pandemic in our country than delve into conspiracy theories involving other countries, over which we don’t even have jurisdiction,” Judge DY Chandrachud said.
The three-judge Supreme Court bench – consisting of Justices DY Chandrachud, Vikram Nath and Judge Hima Kohli – asked the petitioner to withdraw his plea and approach the government.
“We have no jurisdiction over Chinese or American citizens. The government is here to hear you. Plea rejected as withdrawn,” the highest court said.
The petitioner Pankaj Phadnis, a researcher from Mumbai and a trustee of the Abhinav Bharat Congress, then withdrew it.
The plea was meant to show the way for the Center to scientifically track any further mutations that may occur in the future and not go unnoticed as it was when the Delta variant emerged.
“We are all forced to live under severe restrictions in anticipation of the next attack – the third wave. The origin of the Wuhan virus that led to the COVID-19 pandemic is the subject of international investigation. Origin of the Delta variant of the Wuhan virus that appears to have killed 3.9 million Indians in less than three months are unknown today This variant first found in India is now the dominant virus strain in the world affecting India in the eyes of the world is scandalous,” the plea read. claimed.