Kanwar Yatra: SC disposes of Suo Moto case after UP govt decision to cancel Kanwar Yatra

Supreme Court satisfied with UP government’s reply on Kanwar Yatra

UP government told the court that the decision to postpone the journey taken by the Kanwar unions

Supreme Court disposes of Kanwar Yatra case

Supreme Court seeks reply from Kerala government in the matter of giving exemption in Covid protocol on Bakrid

New Delhi/Lucknow, 19 July: The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday filed its reply in the Supreme Court regarding the Kanwar Yatra of Shravan month.

The UP government gave official information to the Supreme Court about the suspension of the yatra on behalf of the Kanwar unions through an affidavit. After being satisfied with the reply of the state government, the court disposed of the matter.

On the other hand, despite the positivity rate of Corona in Kerala being around 11 percent, the Supreme Court took cognizance of the relaxation of the Covid protocol on Bakrid and has sought a response from the Kerala government on this till Tuesday.

Regarding Kanwar Yatra, On July 9, the Chief Minister had instructed all the officers that talks should be held with the Kanwar Sanghs in this regard and they should be persuaded to postpone the Kanwar Yatra this year as well as last year, after which the officials talked to the Kavand Sanghs.

However, keeping in mind the possible third wave of Corona, during the talks, the Kanwar associations decided to postpone the yatra this year as well. The CM had said that the sentiments of the Kavand Sanghs should be respected. He had said that the state government fully respects the faith of all citizens.

On Monday, the UP government, while filing a reply in the Supreme Court, said that the Kanwar Sangh has decided to postpone the Kanwar Yatra. Keeping in mind the decisions of the Kanwar Sanghas to postpone the yatra, the court disposed of the entire matter.

At the same time, the Supreme Court was informed on behalf of the state government that the positivity rate of corona infection in Uttar Pradesh is 0.2 percent and UP is number one in all the states of the country in testing and vaccination.

Jalabhishek can be done in local temples

Under the religious tradition of the month of Sawan, the Kanwar Yatra was to start from July 25. Keeping in mind the third wave of Corona, like last year, this year also the Kanwar Sanghas have decided to postpone the Yatra. Devotees can perform Jalabhishek of Lord Shiva in local temples. During this, it will be mandatory to follow the Covid protocol.

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