The Supreme Court dismissed the petition seeking permission to hold the Rath Yatra at places other than Jagannath Puri. The Supreme Court said during the hearing of the matter on Tuesday that it will not interfere with the orders passed under the Disaster Management Act of the states.
Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana said that we also feel bad, but nothing can be done in this matter. Hopefully next year God will allow the Rath Yatra. In view of the situation of Kovid, the application was rejected.
The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court said that he also wants to go to Puri in the Rath Yatra but in view of the public health situation across the country, he has decided that he will worship from home. For the last one and a half year, he wanted to go but he would worship at home. Rath Yatra has been limited in view of Kovid. The matter came to the fore in the Supreme Court after the application was rejected by the Orissa High Court.