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Supreme Court reprimanded States for not implementing Acts passed by Parliament

The Supreme Court castigated some states for not implementing law passed by Parliament of India. The Supreme Court slammed Gujrat for not implementing Food Security Act that was passed by Parliament.
“What is Parliament doing? Is Gujarat not a part of India? The Act says it extends to whole of India and Gujarat is not implementing it. Tomorrow somebody can say that it is not going to implement the CrPC, IPC and the Evidence Act,” a bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur said.

“Does Gujarat want to breakaway from India? How can a state say that it won’t follow law passed by Parliament,” the SC said.

The bench asked the Centre to provide the status of welfare schemes like MGNREGA, National Food Security and mid-day meal from drought-hit states.

The bench was hearing a PIL which alleged that parts of states like Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Haryana and Chattisgarh have been hit by drought and the authorities were not providing adequate relief.

The PIL was filed by NGO Swaraj Abhiyan.