- The state government has been strongly pulled up for allowing the Char Dham Yatra.
- On June 20, the state government had announced to start the Char Dham Yatra.
- Devotees will have to follow Corona guidelines
The Uttarakhand High Court has pulled up the state government for allowing the Char Dham Yatra from July 1 despite the fear of a third wave of corona. The Uttarakhand High Court directed a review of the decision. The court said that there is a need to postpone or cancel the Yatra, referring to the cancellation of the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir.
Criticizing the government’s decision, the Uttarakhand High Court made a strong comment that big events always lead to a spike in the corona pandemic. In such a situation, the government should once again think about its decision.
‘Review the decision to start Char Dham Yatra’
The Court is of the view that a devastation like the Corona epidemic should not be invited again by organizing large gatherings at religious places and allowing Char Dham Yatra. Therefore, this court directs the state government to review its decision to start the Char Dham Yatra from July 1.
On June 20, the state government announced the start of Char Dham Yatra.
On June 20, the state government announced to start the Char Dham Yatra in two phases. From July 1, it will be allowed for the residents of Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand. For people from the rest of the state, visits to four temples will be allowed from July 11. On April 29, the state government had suspended the pilgrimage, which was to begin on May 14.
Travel to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri
Chardham Yatra is going to start from July 1. In it Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamanotri are visited. In this lakhs of devotees visit Uttarakhand every year. The date for opening the doors of the holy religious places has been fixed for this year.
to the devotees have to do follow corona guidelines
In the context of Chardham Yatra, the government had said that every devotee will have to follow the guidelines. However, the opposition had objected to this decision of the government. The opposition said that the Uttarakhand government is playing with the lives of the people.