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TVK moves court against New Year celebrations in Puducherry amid Omicron threat

- December 29, 2021

Puducherry, Dec 29 (BPNS)

The Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) has moved a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Madras High Court on Wednesday against the decision of the Puducherry administration to go ahead with New Year Celebrations in spite of the Omicron threat looming large over the territory.

It may be noted that an Octogenarian and a 21-year-old woman were diagnosed with Omicron variant of Covid -19  virus in Puducherry on Tuesday.

TVK Puducherry state organizing secretary, R. Sridhar has moved a Public Interest Litigation (PIL ) in the Madras High Court for giving a directive to the Puducherry government to ban the New Year Celebrations.

The litigant said that states like neighbouring Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala have put restrictions on the New Year celebrations in the wake of the Omicron variant threat and that Puducherry moving ahead with the celebrations would lead to a spike in cases.

The TVK leader in his petition pointed out that even after the possibilities of a rising number of Omicron variants of the Covid -19, the Union territory has allowed New Year celebrations to take place in 45 places in the territory.

He said that people from several parts of the country are arriving in Puducherry for the New Year Celebration and mentioned in the petition that this would lead to the spread of Omicron leading to a possible collapse of the health infrastructure.