SC says “NO” to Puri Rath Yatra due to covid-19 pandemic .

Puri tample

Puri tample

The Supreme Court of India today stayed the historic Rath Yatra at Puri’s Jagannath Temple due to covid-19 pandemic. The Supreme Court Bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices Dineesh Maheshwari and A S Bopanna said that the decision was taken in the interest of public health and safety of citizens. The Chief Justice said, ‘Lord Jagannath won’t forgive us if we allow this year’s Rath Yatra to go on, as such a huge gathering can’t take place during the pandemic’.

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