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Mohammed Arif Jameel and Anr v. Union of India and Ors. (WP 6435/2020)

DIRECTIONS WITH RESPECT TO CORONAVIRUS

On the 9th of April, 2020, a division bench of the Karnataka High Court directed the Karnataka Government to institute measures for vulnerable communities, including the transgender community, in the light of the coronavirus outbreak and the resulting lockdown. Though this interim order does not identify its legal basis, these directions have arguably been issued under Article 226 of the Indian Constitution as they have been made in connection with writ petitions filed in the High Court seeking relief.

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