Print Friendly, PDF & Email

6) In October 2014 the Supreme Court directed the Union government to frame guidelines for the protection of ‘Good Samaritans’, or helpful bystanders, and a Standard Operating Procedure to make them work. What was the intention behind this directive? Is there a need for statutory backing to these guidelines? Also discuss the significance of such a law, especially for India.

Topic: laws, rules, regulations and conscience as sources of ethical guidance;

6) In October 2014 the Supreme Court directed the Union government to frame guidelines for the protection of ‘Good Samaritans’, or helpful bystanders, and a Standard Operating Procedure to make them work. What was the intention behind this directive? Is there a need for statutory backing to  these guidelines? Also discuss the significance of such a law, especially for India. (200 Words)

The Hindu