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Char Dham Yatra Amid COVID: Uttarakhand High Court Seeks Details on Preparedness of State Government, Issues Directions [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 22 Jun 2021 7:09pm

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The Uttarakhand High Court asked the state government to inform when did the Char Dham Yatra is going to be opened. The court also asked the government to inform about various stages wherein the Char Dham Yatra is to be opened.

The Division Bench of Uttarakhand high court comprising Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Alok Kumar Verma perused the affidavit filed by Additional Secretary, Culture and Religious Affairs Department which specified that “frequent surprise visits by the Sub- Divisional Magistrate, Badkot, the Sub – Divisional Magistrate, Bhatwari and the Joint CEO of the Devasthanam Board are being carried out.”

However, the Court mentioned that the result of all these “surprise visits” had nowhere been stated in the affidavit.”

In the report, it was also mentioned that the government of Uttarakhand also ensuring that every priest and other persons in Devasthanam has been given the second dose of vaccine so that they will be secure from the havoc impact of the Covid -19 pandemic.

On this the court commented that,

“However, when the second dose was given? To how many persons the second dose was administered? The relevant data is conspicuously missing from the affidavit.”

The court further questioned that at the Char Dham Yathra, although it is claimed by the State Government that the directions were issued for the posting of medical staff, whether the appropriate medical staff has been put on work or not?

On this, The State Government submitted that the government has decided not… Continue Reading...

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