Delhi has been a cold war battleground between the state government and the central government for a long time. Since the pandemic began, the Delhi government blamed the PM for not doing enough for the national capital. The capital has gone through a lot of crises since the very beginning. Now with the second wave of the corona outbreak, the situation seems to be mishandled. According to the CM, the PM seems to care less about the oxygen crisis and the deaths in and around Delhi. There was a case going on in the High Court regarding the oxygen shortage, as reported by the Times of India. The Supreme court took over this case and supported the High Court. It has further made its sentence against the central government.
All about the case:
According to livemint.com, a contempt proceeding was set by the High Court of Delhi against the central government and its officials for not providing 700 tonnes of medical oxygen. Even the Supreme Court had previously ordered them for the supply, and the government had promised. The entire jury seemed to be offended by such an ignorant act of the officials in charge. The bench of Justice, Vipin Sanghi, and Rekha Palli seemed infuriated enough to bring out the scenario of unavailable ICU beds and oxygen cylinders, even the vaccines. They sentenced the officials to look into the matter as soon as possible.
Recently, on May 6, 2021, the Supreme Court too supported the High Court’s decision and stayed by it. They further asked the Union government to inform the court by 10:30 am, Thursday, May 6, 2021, about how they have decided to provide the 700 MT of oxygen.
Other results of the proceedings:
The officials of the central government had been asked to conduct a meeting with the state government on the various ways the supply of oxygen might be made possible. The bench also stated that the High Court’s decision to take action against the officials should not be considered as it would not help tackle the crisis.
Further information about the meeting and the decisions will be made public after the next hearing on May 6, 2021.