Hyderabad: With the concerns looming owing to the Omicron variant of COVID-19, a city-based lawyer has sought the cancellation of Numaish-2022. Advocate Khaja Aijazuddin has petitioned various governmental departments in the city seeking cancellation of permission to the Exhibition Society to conduct Numaish.
The petitions were directed to the Secretary, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Chief Secretary, Government of Telangana, District Collector of Hyderabad and Telangana Director of Public Health and Family Welfare and police commissioner Hyderabad.
In view of the same it is important to note that while the Omicron variant has cause panic, there is considerable proof of how deadly it is as the scientific community is still working to understand the variant better.
So far, 38 cases of Omicron variant have been detected in India. Telangana has zero cases as things stand.
In the year 2019 fire incident occurred in the exhibition resulting in filing of the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) before the High Court of Telangana by Lawyer Khaja Aihazuddin on the ground that the exhibition society had failed to procure mandatory Fire NOC (No Objection Certificate)
Numaish, a hallmark event of Hyderabad, witnesses a footfall of 40000 visitors on the daily basis.This will be the second time in the history of the Numaish, that the very popular event is not going to be held if the permission is denied by the Government.