Rath Yatra In No Other Place Than Puri: SC While Dismissing Pleas


Puri: The Supreme Court has dismissed all petitions seeking permission for conduct of Rath Yatra in places other than Puri.

“I also feel bad but we can’t do anything about it. Hope god will allow next Rath Yatra,” Justice of India Justice NV Ramana ruled while scrapping several pleas requesting the apex court’s intervention in the matter.

A petition was filed in Supreme Court seeking directions to the Odisha government to allow rath yatra in Kendrapara, Nilagiri, Bhatli, and Baripada districts.

Madan Patri, one of the servitors of the Siddha Baladevjew temple, filed the Special Leave Petition in the apex court after the Odisha high court refused to intervene in the matter of the state government allowing the Rath Yatra without devotees, and only in Puri.

In his plea, Patri has said that Rath Yatra of Siddha Baladevjew can be allowed with the participation of only servitors following all Covid guidelines, testing and vaccination along the line of the annual festival at Puri Shree Jagannath Temple.

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