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West Bengal invokes Epidemic Diseases Act
What to study?
For Prelims: Key provisions of the act.
For Mains: Criticisms surrounding, implications of this law and significance.
Context: West Bengal invokes Epidemic Diseases Act.
Details of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 is previously covered on: https://www.insightsonindia.com/2020/03/12/epidemic-diseases-act-1897/.
- Previous examples of implementation of this Act, diseases for which it was declared.
- A notifiable disease vs a notified disaster.
- Implementing agency, penalty, protection and inspection of people under the act.
- Handling of the plague epidemic by British, criticisms by Tilak through his papers.
Discuss the key provisions of the 1897 Epidemic Diseases Act.
Sources: the Hindu.