Bombay high court
MUMBAI: Even civilized people are not maintaining social distance, observed the Bombay high court on Friday, when it was told that beggars were back in cities and could enable spreading the infection.
The court heard a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking rehabilitation for beggars. The petitioner, a Pune-based activist, said the police must control beggars violating lockdown, to curb the spread of Covid-19. HC asked whether the petitioner expects police to control beggars or those violating lockdown. “Even civilized people are not maintaining physical distancing norms. Please be a bit sensitive. You are targeting beggars. We are facing difficult times,” it said.