Amid a huge surge in COVID-19 cases in India, authorities in Delhi have reportedly ordered a luxury hotel to be transformed into a treatment center for the illness — but only for top judges and their families.
Officials announced Monday night that the local government had received a request from the Delhi High Court and had reserved 100 rooms at the Ashoka Hotel for the judges, the Express Tribune reported.
The local government said a top city hospital will run the facility for the exclusive use of the higher judiciary.
Jaiveer Shergill, a spokesman of the main opposition Congress party, blasted the decision, saying it flew in the face of the right to equality under the constitution.
“For sake of justice, integrity and faith in the judicial system, Delhi’s high Court must quash the order,” the lawyer said.
The interior of the Ashoka Hotel Delhi in India, where judges with COVID-19 requested to be placed.Trip Advisor
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