Supreme Court refuses to interfere in work of HCs

A special bench of the Supreme Court questioned the Centre, the States and the authorities on the various aspects of COVID management in a suo motu hearing called, ‘In re- distribution of essential supplies and services during COVID-19’.

  • The Supreme Court said that it would not interfere in the work done by the various High Courts to monitor life-saving COVID-19 management amid a second wave of the pandemic.
  • It asserted that the High Courts are best suited to make an assessment of ground realities in each State and find flexible solutions for problems faced by citizens.
  • However, it said that it would examine issues that travel beyond the boundaries of States and have national repercussions.