Inspite of repeated undertakings in courts, Passport Seva Kendra continues to insist upon installing Aarogya Setu on our phones. While the website “advises” applicants to install it, nowhere does it convey the impression that this is not mandatory. Recently an applicant in Mumbai was denied entry on grounds of not installing the app.
In Karnataka, the honourable High Court has passed multiple orders clearly stating that non-installation of the app cannot be grounds for denying services by either the Central or State Government, most recently on January 28, 2021. How does one convince the staff at the entry of this? Do I have to print and carry the judgement? Do I have to carry a non-smartphone? Does anyone have any experience? Looking for tips and advice.