Published by: Kuldeep Singh
Updated Thu, 24 Jun 2021 05:47 AM IST
The Air Force, in a show-cause notice to the employee, had said that his decision not to get vaccinated was “complete indiscipline” and his continuation in service could adversely affect the health of other air warriors and the general public of the Air Force.
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The Division Bench of Justices AJ Desai and AP Thaker issued notices to the Air Force and the Central Government in the order issued on Tuesday. It also directed the Air Force not to take any coercive action against the petitioner till July 1.
Air Force Corporal and petitioner Yogender Kumar approached the High Court to quash the show cause notice issued on 10 May 2021. The IAF had said in the show-cause notice that its decision not to get vaccinated was “complete indiscipline” and that his continuation in service could adversely affect the health of other air warriors and the general public of the Air Force.
The petitioners, who refused to take the vaccine, had said in the application to the Air Force that he was taking Ayurvedic medicines to increase his immunity against Corona. Also, in case of emergency, he uses only allopathic medicines or Ayurveda when no solution is found. At the same time he said that his hesitation and his conscience do not allow to vaccinate.
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