A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court docket in search of restriction on the obtain of the common public/devotees in this year’s Amarnath Yatra due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The petitioners have also sought path to the Centre to give ‘live darshan’ of the shrine via net and tv.
The plea, by the Amarnath Barfani Langar organisation, explained that in the present circumstance, where the Centre and the governments of numerous states have been fighting the outbreak of Covid-19, the petitioners have “suggested to the Shrine Board to have a Live Darshan of the Lord Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine, which will attain crores of men and women. This is far more so when the overall nation has been adopting a platform, like the courts. This will also permit the worship, pooja, and darshan to get to many folks though they are in their houses”.
Per year, around 3 lakh devotees check out the Himalayan cave shrine, and if this is allowed, then it may perhaps lead to unfold of the disorder, argued the plea.
The plea has also contended nevertheless the shrine board has not given authorization to begin the annual pilgrimage, but handful of bhandara organisations had been questioned to reach the venue by June 28 and requested to begin service (seva) from July 3 onwards till August 3. This go suggests that there may be some ideas to give requisite permission for the annual pilgrimage, as a result the petitioner moved the apex court docket trying to get way to the Centre to prohibit accessibility to the common community/devotees.
Apart from the Centre, Jammu and Kashmir administration and the shrine board have also been made respondents in the plea.
(With inputs from IANS)