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“Fools Rush in Where Angels Fear to Tread”: Gujarat HC Expresses its Anguish on Muharram Procession Amid COVID 19 [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 7 Oct 2020 6:24pm

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“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread” - This phrase alludes to inexperienced or rash people attempting things that more experienced people avoid. 

And in expressing similar thoughts, Gujarat HC expressed its anguish against the Muharram procession amid the pandemic. A writ petition filed in public interest by a practicing advocate asked for the relief to direct the public authorities and administrative bodies to take the action against the erring officers, who have allowed the procession to take place in the city of Khambhat. 

The petitioner submitted that people of the city of Khambhat on 30.08.2020 took out a procession of Muharram in spite of the fact that there are several Notifications, which have been issued by the Government authorities for not permitting to assemble in large numbers. To show that the people had gathered in large numbers, photographs of the said procession were annexed with the petition. 

The petitioner further submitted that when he tried to inquire from his sources as to how the procession could take place without the permission of the authorities, the petitioner learned that no such permission has been granted by any of the authorities for carrying out the procession of Muharram.

“We fail to understand why people had to do this at the risk of their own lives. All those who participated in the procession not only put their own lives in danger but also that of their family members who may be at their respective homes”. The Court remarked. 

Importantly the Court observed that “It is too… Continue Reading...

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