Supreme Court stays Jagannath Rath Yatra for this year
New Delhi: Seeing the outbreak of Corona, the Supreme Court has banned the Jagannath Puri annual Rath Yatra to be held in Odisha on June 23. The court has said that in the wake of Corona virus, this Rath Yatra is being banned. It is being told that preparations for the Rath Yatra were almost complete.
Lord Jagannath would not forgive us if we allow Ratha Yatra:
A bench of Supreme Court Chief Justice SA Bobde, Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice AS Bopanna while hearing the case through video conference said that the Rath Yatra in Puri this year, keeping in view the public health and safety of citizens Cannot be allowed.
Honorable Chief Justice SA Bobde said that Lord Jagannath would not forgive us if we allowed the Rath Yatra to be organized this year because such a huge gathering could not be held during the pandemic.
The bench asked the Odisha government not to allow Rath Yatra or religious procession and related activities anywhere in the state to avoid the spread of the epidemic.
The Supreme Court passed the order on a PIL by an Odisha-based NGO. The petition requested the cancellation of the 10 to 12-day Rath Yatra this year or postpone it. Millions of devotees from all over the world take part in this event.
Meanwhile, The number of deaths from covid19 in India crossed 10,000 on Wednesday. In this case, India came in 8th place in the world. As of June 17, India has recorded 11,903 deaths. Of these, 2,003 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. With this, the number of corona patients in India has increased to more than 3 lakh 66 thousand, while over 194325 infected people have been cured and discharged from the hospital.