Ban on entry of natives into Himachal questioned

Ban on entry of natives into Himachal questioned

Some retired bureaucrats have questioned the decision of the state to allow entry into the state only on medical grounds or in the case of death in the family in view of rising number of Covid cases. File photo

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Some retired bureaucrats have questioned the decision of the state to allow entry into the state only on medical grounds or in the case of death in the family in view of rising number of Covid cases.

In a letter addressed to Chief Secretary Anil Khachi, former Director General of Police, Meghalaya Prem Singh and many of his colleagues, who are retired IAS and IPS officers, have termed the decision as arbitrary, whimsical and harsh. The signatory include three former chief secretaries of Meghalaya, Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir and four former DGPs of Meghalaya, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

“I am sure, none of the states that have even the highest number of Covid cases in the country have resorted to such a drastic measure. After bringing back more than two lakh Himachalis from across the country, how can the state disallow the remaining much smaller number of Himachalis from entering their own state except on ground of health and death?” he said. — TNS

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