Aarogya Setu is not mandatory for air or rail travel: Update on the Petition Challenging Mandatory Imposition of Aarogya Setu in the Karnataka High Court


SFLC.in's advisory board member Mr. Anivar Aravind has moved to the Karnataka High Court challenging the de-facto imposition of Aarogya Setu (the App) by the Ministry of Railways, Airports Authority of India, and the Ministry of Civil Aviation. In the last hearing dated 04.06.2020, the Karnataka High Court had issued a notice to the respondents to file a response by 11.06.2020. The preliminary hearing via video conferencing was listed for 12.06.2020. The Petitioner was represented by Prof. Ravi Varma, Mr. Colin Gonsalves, Mr. Sidharth Baburao, and Mr. Ali Zia Kabir assisted by SFLC.in. 

The Central Government, today, stated on the record that Aarogya Setu is not mandatory for air or rail travel. 

The Court has directed the Central Government to file its statements on if the imposition of Aarogya Setu in the absence of specific legislation supported by law within a period of 3 weeks.

The matter has been posted for further hearing on 10.07.2020. 

To access the petition, click here.