Rs 1 Lakh Fine Imposed Kerala high court For Plea Against PM Photo On Vaccine Certificates

Rs 1 Lakh Fine Imposed Kerala high court For Plea Against PM Photo On Vaccine Certificates

“Why are you ashamed of the Head of state? We are proud of our PM” Justice PV Kunhikrishnan had actually remarked while listening to the situation, according to news agency PTI.

Thiruvananthapuram: An application to eliminate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s image from COVID-19 vaccination certifications was rejected today with a Rs 1 lakh fine by the Kerala High Court which labelled the case “unimportant”, “politically motivated” and also a “attention rate of interest lawsuits”.

“Nobody can claim that a Head of state is a Congress Prime Minister or a BJP Prime Minister or the Head of state of any type of political celebration. But once a Prime Minister is elected according to the constitution, he is the Prime Minister of our country which article ought to be the pride of every person,” Justice PV Kunhikrishnan stated, according to news agency PTI.

“They can differ on the policies of the federal government and also the political stand of the Head of state. Yet the residents need not be ashamed to carry a vaccination certification with the photograph of the Prime Minister with a spirits boosting message, particularly in this pandemic circumstance,” PTI priced quote the court as claiming.

The petitioner will need to deposit the Rs 1 lakh penalty within 6 weeks to the Kerala State Legal Provider Authority (KeLSA) which will recover the amount by liquidating his assets if he stops working to deposit the fine in time, the court claimed.


“There seems to be a political motive behind the application. It is not a considerable request. The intention behind the petition is not concerning public excellent, but also for publicity,” the court stated.

“When severe instances are piling up in court, can not encourage such unneeded requests,” it added.

The petition had been filed by Right to Info (RTI) protestor Peter Myaliparampil, who claimed that to have PM Modi’s picture on the certificate when people had to pay for the injections at personal health centers, was a violation of basic civil liberties.

He likewise competed that the certificate was “a private space” with individual details on document as well as consequently, it was unacceptable to intrude into the personal privacy of an individual.

While listening to the situation, the court had discovered no fault with COVID-19 inoculation certificates carrying the picture of the Prime Minister.

“Why are you embarrassed of the Prime Minister? He involved power via the mandate of individuals … we may have different political views, however he is still our PM,” the court had actually said, according to PTI.

“They might not take pride in their PMs, we are proud of our PM,” PTI quoted him as stating when informed nothing else nation had photos of their political leaders on vaccine certifications.