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Don't want any vaccine hesitancy, but concerns with mandates have to be heard: SC
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Don't want any vaccine hesitancy, but concerns with mandates have to be heard: SC
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New Delhi, Nov 29 (TIWN) The Supreme Court on Monday said it does not want any vaccine hesitancy, but it will hear concerns raised in connection with vaccine mandates.

In Delhi, government officers cannot come to office unvaccinated and other states also have restrictions.  A bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao and B.R. Gavai asked Bhushan to challenge these mandates individually. He pointed out that the Centre, in an RTI reply, said there is no mandate for vaccine.  The bench told Bhushan that it cannot hear the matter now, as it did not receive the Centre's affidavit, which was filed late in the evening on Sunday, in time. It said that if he intends to challenge the mandates, then he can file an application, and the court will consider it.  Justice Gavai queried Bhushan: "If you're challenging a state government mandate, shouldn't the state be heard? We follow a federal structure. Can we set aside mandate issued by a state without hearing them?"

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