- Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said, there will be no live streaming of Chardham Yatra
- Ban on Chardham Yatra till July 28, High Court orders live broadcast of worship
- Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has said that there is no mention in the Vedas, so there will be no live broadcast
Uttarakhand Government Chardham Yatra (Chardham Yatra updates) is not ready to soften its stand on live streaming. The High Court has banned the Chardham Yatra till July 28 and ordered the live telecast of the puja rituals there. However, now Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami himself has said that live streaming is not mentioned in the Vedas, so we cannot allow it.
During the hearing of the same case in the court last week, the Advocate General (AG) of the state also made a similar argument. On which the court had bluntly said that India is a democratic state where there is rule of law and not the scriptures. A bench of Chief Justice RS Chauhan and Justice Alok Kumar Verma asked AG SN Babulkar not to give religious arguments as these arguments have no legal basis.
CM said, it is not written in the Vedas, so there will be no live broadcast
However, now after the statement of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami himself, it is clear that the Uttarakhand government will not allow live streaming of Chardham Yatra. During a press conference on Saturday, Dhami said, ‘Everyone’s opinion is that there is no live broadcast anywhere. Not even mentioned in the Vedas. That’s why we will not broadcast live. We are going to give an affidavit in the honorable court.
Advocate General has also expressed objection
The AG, in its reply, had said that the Devasthanam Board should be allowed to decide on live streaming of worship in temples. It was also added that some priests say that the Hindu scriptures do not allow the live broadcast of these rituals. On this, the Chief Justice had said, ‘If there is any such IT Act, please show us which says that the worship rituals in the temple cannot be live streamed.’
‘Rule of law, not scriptures in the country’
In its remarks, the court had said, ‘The scriptures do not control this country. The control of this country and its future is guided by the Constitution of India. We cannot go beyond the Constitution and its laws. India is a democratic country where there is rule of law not by the scriptures.