13 December 2021, Peter Myaliparampil v. Union of India & Anr (2021)
Petitioner: The photograph of the Prime Minister on the COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate violates my fundamental rights as I paid for my vaccine, my certificate, my private space.
I may be kindly issued with a Covid-19 vaccination certificate without the Prime Minister’s photograph affixed on it.
Kerala High Court: He is our Prime Minister, not the Prime Minister of any other country. He came to power through our mandate. Merely because you have political differences, you cannot challenge this…Why are you ashamed of our PM? 100 crore people don’t seem to have an issue with this so why do you? Everyone has different political opinions, but he is still our prime minister.
You seem to work at Jawaharlal Nehru Leadership Institute of New Delhi which is named after a Prime Minister, why don’t you ask the university to take that down as well?
Petitioner: I have checked out the certificate issued by several other countries. Not even a single one has the picture of their Prime Minister.
Kerala High Court: They may not proud of their Prime Minister. But we are proud of our Prime Minister. Because he became PM through people’s mandate.”
You are wasting judicial time.