Delhi HC instructs AAP-led Delhi Government to remove posters outside homes of COVID-19 patients, citing privacy concerns

Petitioner for the plea had contended that the Delhi Government had not clarified as to the circulation of names of patients on social media.

The petitioner argued that the disclosure was against Article 21 of the Indian Constitution, and that these posters further preventing people from coming up due to their fear of being stigmatised or excluded.
A 2-member bench comprising of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad ordered government to issue notice stating that names of COVID-19 patients should be kept anonymous in Resident Welfare Associations and social media groups as well.

The Delhi Government reported back to the HC on 3rd November stating that all the directions had been passed on to local officials and that a circular to bar any future posters and remove any existing posters would be posted on their official site soon.

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