Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): As Madhya Pradesh is easing out the COVID-19 restrictions with the unlock process, a sub-divisional magistrate in Waraseoni block of Balaghat district has issued a quite conservative order of getting inoculated for COVID-19 to get married.
The order was pasted on notice board of Waraseoni sub-divisional magistrate Sandeep Singh’s office, about 450 km south-east from state capital Bhopal, on Tuesday. When people, approaching SDM office to get permission for the wedding function as per district administration’s guidelines, objected to the SDM’s order, the notice was removed from the notice board.
In the notice, SDM office had mentioned five requisite documents for getting permission for the wedding. Among five, vaccination certificates of bride and groom’s and their parents were also made mandatory. Sources said that several people who approached the SDM office for permission, had returned disappointed as they didn’t have the vaccination certificates.
They accused the administration of issuing a diktat. “I was not aware that a vaccination certificate was mandatory. When I reached the SDM office, I was told the vaccination certificates were mandatory. As I am yet to get a vaccination shot, I returned without submitting my application,” said a youth, who is to tie the knot on June 10.
However, realizing his overcautious effort, SDM Sandeep Singh withdrew his order saying he would implement the same after 10 days. “The vaccination certificate is not mandatory as of now. We have persuading people approaching for permission to get at least the bride and groom and their parents vaccinated. But I will make COVID-19 vaccination certificate mandatory after 10 days,” he told journalists in Waraseoni.
Notably, Ujjain Municipal Corporation had recently issued an order saying those employees, who are yet to get them vaccinated, will not be paid salaries.
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