Rath Yatra Puri 2020: Supreme Court Agrees
The Supreme Court has given permission to take out Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath at Jagannath Puri in Odisha. However, the court has given this permission with some conditions in view of the corona virus global epidemic.The Supreme Court today said that Puri’s Rath Yatra should be organized in collaboration with the temple committee, state and central government, but special care should be taken that health issues should not be sidelined. If the situation seems to be uncontrollable, then the government can stop the yatra or festival. Also said that no other trip will be taken in Odisha except Puri.
Referring to the case before a bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said, “This is a matter related to the faith of crores of people”. If Lord Jagannath is not brought out tomorrow, according to tradition, he cannot be taken out for the next 12 years. ”Mehta said that with the precautions taken, the state government may impose curfew for a day.
Mehta told the bench that all the ‘Sebayat’ and ‘Panda’, who have not been found infected in the Kovid-19 investigation, can take part in the rituals as per the decision of Shri Shankaracharya. People do not gather and they can appear on TV during the live broadcast. The Raja and Temple Committee of Puri can oversee the arrangements for these rituals. ”The Puri Rath Yatra is attended by millions from all over the world and is scheduled from June 23.
Explain that on June 18, the Supreme Court, in its decision to ban the rath yatra, said that if the permission for travel was given in the time of Corona epidemic, Lord Jagannath would never forgive us. The court said that when a pandemic spreads, it cannot be allowed to visit a place which is heavily crowded. There should not be a trip this year for the health and safety of the people.