Petition FIled on Ban of Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Supreme Court
A petition has been filed a seeking amendment in the Supreme Court ‘s decision to ban Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra. The petition said that Jagannath Yatra should be allowed to be removed only in Puri.
It has been urged that not only 500-600 people should be allowed to take this journey and for the worship of millions, who will take care of the ongoing rescue guidelines and mutual distance in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
It is worth mentioning that the Supreme Court had on Thursday (June 18) banned the Jagannath Yatra and its activities in Puri, Odisha due to the Corona crisis. It was to be held on 23 June. Rath yatra in which 10 to 12 lakh people were expected to gather. This program runs for about 10 days.
The Supreme Court said that the order is necessary for the health of the people. During the hearing, the Supreme Court apologized to Lord Jagannath. Chief Justice had said, Lord Jagannath will not forgive us if we allow it. Such events cannot be held at the time of the epidemic Order required for people’s health.
Last week, an NGO filed a petition in the Supreme Court stating that the state government was unable to take a decision on the ban on travel and the preparations for the yatra were going on in a big way which would mobilize millions of people, causing the corona epidemic.