Flight passengers who insist on wearing their masks properly can now be flown immediately or placed on the “no-fly” list, as per the new guidelines issued by the Delhi High Court.
Justice C Hari Shankar ordered, “It is clarified that the mask should be worn as per government instructions, covering the nose and mouth, not covering the mouth.”
in worried position
Justice Shankar said that he was compelled to pass the order due to the worrisome situation which he witnessed during the Air India flight from Kolkata to New Delhi on 5 March 2021.
The judge said, “It was observed that, although all the passengers were wearing masks, many passengers were wearing masks under their chin and were showing insistence on wearing their masks properly.”
He said this behavior was observed not only in the bus carrying passengers from the airport for the flight, but also within the flight. Passengers who repeatedly insulted themselves by Justice Shankar were repeatedly threatened to wear their masks properly.
When the cabin crew was questioned in this regard, they stated that they had directed all passengers to wear masks, but were helpless when they were not following it. “The perception of the court, such a situation, in the current scenario, when the country is witnessing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases when they showed signs of ebbing, is completely unconscious,” the court said.