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Supreme Court of India today issued a stay order on the conduct of annual Ratha Jatra

Newdelhi:18/6/20: Putting all speculations to rest, the Supreme Court of India today issued a stay order on the conduct of annual Ratha Jatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri.“We consider it appropriate that in the interest of public health and safety of citizens to restrain the respondents from holding the Ratha Yatra this year. We direct that no Ratha Yatra will be held in temple area of Odisha,” said an SC bench headed by CJI SA Bobde.

The 9-day-long sojourn of Lord Jagannath and His Divine siblings was scheduled to begin on June 23 this year. The decision of the Supreme Court is likely to draw sharp reactions from Lord Jagannath devotees across the world in the coming days.

At present, the COVID tally in the festival-bound state stands at 4512. Earlier, on Thursday, managing committees of nearly 40 Jagannath Temples across the State have decided to cancel chariot pulling in view of the rapid spread of coronavirus.

 

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