Published On : Mon, Apr 20th, 2020

Ban on doorstep delivery of newspapers: HC seeks Maha response

Nagpur: The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court on Monday sought the Maharashtra government’s response to a plea challenging its circular prohibiting door- to-door distribution of newspapers in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

Justice N W Sambre was hearing a petition filed by the Maharashtra Union of Working Journalists and the Nagpur
Union of Working Journalists challenging the circular dated April 18.

The government order stated that while newspapers can be sold at stalls, door-to-door distribution by vendors cannot be permitted at this stage looking at the rapid spread of coronavirus.

The petition said the circular was “arbitrary, unreasonable and in violation of fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution of India”.