The spread of corona virus outbreak started developing as the pandemic outbreak (December 2019-2020). Throught the country “the state of emergency” was announced in order to control the spread of corona virus. Due to this outbreak the people faced economical crisis, health issue and many other problems. During this pandemic the government introduced so many rules and regulations in order to control the spread of virus this violated basic human rights of the people at the same time people broke the rules and regulation of government which leaded to the serious impact. Several cases were filed by government for breaking the rules.
Violation of law due to the quarantine
The law and regulation made by the government quarantined people inside their houses for so many weeks. The freedom to attend religious instructions where violated because the government insisted on avoiding mass gatherings in temple, church, and mosques. Even during great celebrations like Ramadan and Vinaya Chaturthi people where inside the house. Even it was for controlling the spread of people religious beliefs got hurt and the people who tried to break the rules were charged by the case. the migrants of other state workers had no option to search for food and shelter so they started migrating to their native. When this migrant started moving for livelihood there was no transport available in the country so they left with one option to go by walk. These rules already made their life complicated then cases were filed on the migrants as per the provision of section 51 to 60 of the disaster management act, 2005 and legal action under section 188 of IPC. here right to free movement of the people is violated. then the government and social workers started forward to help the migrants. even though they can’t control the death of several people due to starvation, exhaustion, and while going back home. protection of health worker is mentioned Article 12.2(c) of the ICESCR requires states to take steps for the prevention of occupational diseases. This requires health workers to be provided with proper health information and most importantly with suitable protective clothing and equipment. Without the proper equipment’s and measures, the hospitals made doctors work in the hospital due to this many doctors tested positive and many died due to coronavirus,
Violation of the law by the public
Several cases were filed by the police because people were breaking the rules which were instructed by the government. Especially in a place like Maharashtra and Tamilnadu where the hotspots of virus spread. Over 1.2 lakh cases were filed by the Maharashtra police. Around 5.6 lakh cases were filed and total fine of ₹11.39 crore has been collected from the violators up to the month of June. This case was filed under the disaster management act 2005 and IPC. these cases are filed because people had a mass gathering, people moved to place without proper permission, and people who have not self-isolated them before and after the corona result.
Previously some countries praised India because of the way we handled the spread. But later it was totally changed Even though the rules and regulations were laid in order to control the coronavirus spread it was not efficient throughout the country. Later the corona cases were increasing drastically because people started breaking the law that leads to the serious spread. Then the government slowly started to loosen the rules which are initiated by the state government which made the previous works of the people pointless. so, the government should come up with proper rules and regulation without violating any right of the citizens