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West Bengal invokes Epidemic Diseases Act

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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/.

Insta Link:

Prelims Link:

  1. Previous examples of implementation of this Act, diseases for which it was declared.
  2. A notifiable disease vs a notified disaster.
  3. Implementing agency, penalty, protection and inspection of people under the act.
  4. Handling of the plague epidemic by British, criticisms by Tilak through his papers.

Mains Link:

Discuss the key provisions of the 1897 Epidemic Diseases Act.

Sources: the Hindu.