Government filed petition in Supreme Court against High Court's decision regarding Chardham Yatra
The government had decided to start Chardham Yatra from July 1 from Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi districts
The Uttarakhand government has challenged the High Court's decision regarding the Chardham Yatra in the Supreme Court. The government filed a petition in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Government sources have confirmed this.
Let us inform you that the government had decided to start Chardham Yatra from July 1 from Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi districts. But the High Court had put a stay on this. Due to this, the government was forced to issue a new guideline by amending the SOP.
What happened in Kumbh should not happen during Char Dham yatra
During the hearing regarding the yatra, the High Court had reprimanded the officials and asked whether what happened during the Haridwar Kumbh should be allowed to be repeated in the Chardham Yatra as well. The High Court said that when the Kanwar Yatra has been banned, then why is the government trying to start the Chardham Yatra with insufficient arrangements.
Live broadcast of worship like Jagannath Yatra
The High Court had said that it is fully aware of the sentiments of the devotees and the government should broadcast the worship of the four Dhams live on TV. Objecting to this on behalf of the government, it was said that this is not scriptural. On this, the court said that there was no TV when the scriptures were written, then how could this system be written on the scared scripts. The court said that like arrangements for the live telecast of Jagannath Yatra in Orissa, here as well similar arrangements should be made.
Challenge before the new government
The Chardham Yatra has not started due to Covid but starting the journey early and keeping it smooth is no less than a challenge for the government. At the same time, after the formation of the new government, the new CM Dhami had said that he would make efforts to make the yatra smooth as soon as possible.