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Why to hear dignified treatment plea for violators, asks HC

The Bombay High Court has disposed of a petition raising concerns over enforcement of the lockdown by the police in Maharashtra noting that even educated citizens are not following the required norms. The petition was filed by a Nagpur resident Sandip Nair raising concerns over the humiliating manner in which the police are punishing violators. The petition contended that while thepoliceforce is, by and large, discharging its duties in an exemplary manner, there are several instances which would be a blot on the police machinery. The petitioner pointed out instances wherein persons, including senior citizens and women who have violated the lockdown norms, are made to hold placards stating they are an enemy to the society and humanity . Their photographs are taken and made viral on social media, published in newspapers and displayed on news channels, it stated. The petitioner argued that while thepolicewas entitled to take all possible measures within the four corners .

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