SC for Following Laws Against Adulteration In J&K With ‘Earnestness’

New Delhi—The Supreme Court of India has asked Jammu and Kashmir High Court to pass appropriate orders so that the law relating to adulteration and the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 was followed with all “earnestness.”

Hearing a special leave petition filed by Jammu and Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation,

A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and Dr. D.Y. Chandrachud said: “we are of the considered opinion that the High Court be requested to pass an appropriate order, if required, so that the law relating to Adulteration and the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 is followed with all earnestness.”

The court said that if there was any deviation by anyone, “the High Court can take appropriate notice of the same and pass requisite orders.”

Last year, the high court has time and again stressed that it will not make any ‘compromise’ with the health of the people and will make the system work even if the government forgets its duties.

 “There won’t be any compromise with the health of the people. The court is aware of its constitutional obligation and will make the system work even if the government forgets its duties,” the court had said.  

“Today it is us, tomorrow it would be our children. Our children would be born deformed because of adulterated food…They (offenders) have become so powerful that the state is unable to proceed against them, money power is now in action,” the court had said while hearing a suo moto Public Interest Litigation.

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