August 9, 2021, 1:52 PM

Advocate Prashant Bhushan

Advocate Prashant Bhushan

Well-known advocate Prashant Bhushan has pleaded the Supreme Court to pass an order to make the data of COVID vaccines' trial data public. Adv Bhushan has alleged that the authorities and companies are not revealing information about the side-effects of vaccines.

Adv Bhushan also challenged Centre's vaccination policy, which makes it virtually mandatory for people to get vaccinated against COVID, while saying that vaccination must be voluntary.

Supreme Court told Adv Bhushan: "We will examine your plea but we do not want to create confusion in the minds of people regarding the efficacy of the vaccines, as vaccine hesitancy is already creating problem."

The apex court has issued a notice to the Centre and sought reply from the government and others on the plea on making data of vaccine trials public. 

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