Centre has no data on death, injury to people during lockdown enforcement: Govt

The minister also said police and public order are State subjects as per 7th schedule of the Constitution of India

Centre has no data on death, injury to people during lockdown enforcement: Govt

The minister also said police and public order are State subjects as per 7th schedule of the Constitution of India.

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 16

The government on Wednesday said it did not have a centrally compiled data on death or injury caused to people while enforcing the nationwide lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Informing this through written reply in Rajya Sabha Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home G Kishan Reddy said, “Data pertaining to complaints and cases registered, First Information Report (FIR) regarding harassment, injury, death of individuals in enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown across the country is not maintained centrally.”

The minister was responding to a question in this regard asked by Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge.

The minister also said police and public order are State subjects as per 7th schedule of the Constitution of India and therefore the actions are taken by the respective state governments.

Kharge had asked whether there has been any instance of excessive police measures leading to harassment, injury, death of individuals in enforcing the COVID-19 lockdown across the country and if so, the details.

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