THE Supreme Court Wednesday took suo motu cognisance of the decision of the Uttar Pradesh government to allow the annual Kanwar Yatra amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
A bench of Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman and BR Gavai issued notice to the Centre, the UP government and the Uttarakhand government. The bench will hear the matter on Friday.
Yesterday the Uttrakhand government decided to call off the proposed Yatra which was scheduled from July 25.
(Story to be updated with order copy)
The article was originally published in The Leaflet.