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Supreme Court Takes Note Of UP Allowing Kanwar Yatra, Seeks Response

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Supreme Court Takes Note Of UP Allowing Kanwar Yatra, Seeks Response

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over its decision to allow the Kanwar Yatra from next week despite the COVID-19 threat.

The court took up the matter on its own following the state granting permission yesterday, and has sought a response from Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s government.

On Tuesday the UP government said the Kanwar Yatra – a gathering of tens of thousands of devotees of Lord Shiva – could take place with a “minimum number of people” and that a negative RT-PCR test could be made compulsory, if required.