Kanwar Yatra in UP: Supreme Court issues notice to Yogi govt

Kanwar Yatra in UP: Supreme Court issues notice to Yogi govt

Newsdesk |
July 14, 2021

The Supreme Court Wednesday took suo motu cognizance of a report in The Indian Express of the Uttar Pradesh government’s decision to allow ‘Kanwar Yatra’ and issued notice to the state government. A bench headed by Justice R F Nariman posted the matter for hearing on Friday.

New Delhi, 14  July 2021

As per news report of The Indian Express,  “We read something disturbing in The Indian Express today that the state of UP has chosen to continue with the Kanwar yatra, while the state of Uttarakhand with its hindsight of experience, has said that there will be no Yatra,” Justice Nariman told the Solicitor General. While the Yogi Adityanath government has allowed the yatra from July 25 despite concerns raised in various quarters over the risk posed by such events in triggering a possible third wave of COVID-19, the neighbouring Uttarakhand has suspended the kanwar yatra. UP Additional Director General (ADG) Law and Order, Prashant Kumar, said that this year, the yatra will be held from July 25 to August 6.

Source -indianexpress.com


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