Thursday, May 13, 2021
Home News Reports Supreme Court allows Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha with restrictions, gives state power to...

Supreme Court allows Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha with restrictions, gives state power to stop festivities ‘if things go out of hand’

While hearing the petition on Puri Rath Yatra, CJI made it clear that they are hearing the petition related to Puri Rath Yatra only and not the entire state of Odisha.

Supreme Court modified its 18th June order of absolute stay on Puri Rath Yatra and allowed it under conditions. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India Bobde passed the order that the state and Central government should work together and make all the arrangements for the Rath Yatra.

The Supreme Court also said that Odisha government can even stop the Yatra or the festivities if they feel that the situation is going out of hand. The Rath Yatra will be celebrated on Tuesday, 23rd January.

The application of modification was moved in the court by Jagannath Sanskriti Jana Jagaran Manch that challenged the stay imposed on the annual Rath Yatra by the Supreme Court in its order on 18th June. The petition was previously listed before a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra, who forwarded it to a bench comprising CJI S A Bobde, Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, and AS Bopanna.

While hearing the petition on Puri Rath Yatra, CJI made it clear that they are hearing the petition related to Puri Rath Yatra only and not the entire state of Odisha.Senior Advocate Harish Salve, representing Odisha Government, said that the Chariot would be pulled by the Savayats who have been tested negative for coronavirus. He added that if the number of cases spikes during or after the Rath Yatra, the state will take responsibility.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the court that the Central Government supports the Rath Yatra to be commenced with precautions. SG said that there are precautions and guidelines set by the Central Government that can be followed to carry out Rath Yatra without compromising the devotees’ health and safety. He added that no compromise should be made while carrying out Rath Yatra in terms of Health and Safety. CJI refused to micromanage the Rath Yatra and asked Advocate Mehta and Advocate Salve to discuss how center and state can coordinate Rath Yatra with the temple administration.

CJI mentioned that though they do not have an official copy of the Gazette itself, they were informed about a similar incident when Rath Yatra was responsible for the spread of Cholera type Plague. CJI emphasized strict adherence with the Central Government guidelines and asked the state government to take all precautionary measures. It also gave the state the power to cancel Yatra anytime if there is a spike in the number of cases. 

A detailed order will be signed and uploaded soon.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

French President Macron’s party bans hijab wearing candidate to contest election, says hijab on election poster goes against secularism

Macron's La Republique en Marche (LREM) clarified that in secular France, there should be no place for the overt display of religious symbols like the Hijab on electoral campaign documents

Watch: Israel Defence Forces destroy 14-floor terrorist hideout inside Gaza in a precision airstrike

"Terror organisations have been hit hard and will continue to be hit because of their decision to hit Israel. We'll return peace and quiet for the long term," Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said.

Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who once hailed ‘Shaheen Bagh dadi’, wishes for safety for Israel, gets hate from Islamists and ‘liberals’ in return

Gal Gadot's prayer for peace in her home country Israel irks up 'liberals' who even accused her of being a genocide enabler.

Shekhar Gupta’s ThePrint indulges in tragedy porn while emotionally manipulating a grieving family of RSS worker

Instead of giving a distressed family some space and letting them grieve the loss of a loved one, Gupta sends his vultures to settle political scores.

United Nations raises India’s growth forecast for 2021 to 7.5%, says outlook ‘highly fragile’ due to COVID-19 second wave

World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) by UN estimated that the Indian economy's growth rate will be 10.1% in the year 2022

‘Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad will pay heavy price’, Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu says terror leaders have blood on their hands

Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Israeli military has so far struck hundreds of targets in the Gaza Strip and will continue to do so

Recently Popular

Israel spy agency Mossad’s parody account pokes fun at Bollywood entertainer Swara Bhasker over her ‘#FreePalestine’ campaign

Swara Bhasker had posted a tweet calling Israel apartheid and terrorist state following the clashes at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

Watch: Israel’s Iron Dome intercepts hundreds of rockets launched by the Palestinian terror group Hamas

The high-tech 'Iron Dome' is a short-range air-defence system designed to intercept rockets, artillery, and mortars. The surface-to-air missile system has been deployed by Israel Defence Forces since 2011 and has helped reduce casualties from rocket attacks against Israeli cities.

NCP supremo Sharad Pawar believes he committed a big mistake by making Uddhav Thackeray the CM of Maharashtra: Report

A report published in Marathi daily Tarun Bharat said that Sharad Pawar conveyed to Sanjay Raut that he made a big mistake by making Uddhav Thackeray the chief minister of Maharashtra.

Pakistani actress Veena Malik’s justifies genocide of Jews as Israel-Palestine conflict escalates

Veena Malik's Twitter account has been withheld in India owing to a legal demand.

Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ Air Defence System: What is it and how does it work

To counter the low-cost warfare initiated by Hamas, the Israel Defence Forces has activated its state-of-art air defence system - 'Iron Dome' to protect its civilian population from the barrage of rockets.

Indian ‘liberals’ come out in support of Palestine as Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists launch rocket attacks on Israel

After Israel deployed its Iron Dome missile defence system to neutralise rockets launched from Gaza, Indian liberals support Palestine
- Advertisement -


Connect with us