Keeping in thoughts the COVID-19 guidelines and rules, the court docket has ordered to start out off the Chardham Yatra.
The Uttarakhand High Court right now, 16 September has lifted the ban on Chardham Yatra after almost three months. Keeping in thoughts the COVID-19 guidelines and rules, the court docket has ordered to start out off the Chardham Yatra.
During the listening to, which came about earlier within the day, the High Court withdrew the 28 June determination contemplating the ban on Chardham Yatra. Meanwhile, the Advocate General on behalf of the Uttarakhand authorities acknowledged that as coronavirus an infection is now a lot below management, the ban on the Yatra needs to be eliminated.
In view of the continuing pandemic, the court docket has ordered a compulsory coronavirus unfavorable report from yatris. The court docket additionally demanded a full (double) vaccination certificates from devotees who’re planning to go to pilgrim websites together with Badrinath Dham, Gangotri, Kedarnath Dham, and Yamunotri Dham.
While declaring the decision, the court docket additionally introduced the variety of devotees who can be allowed in a day. Only 800 devotees can be allowed at Kedarnath Dham, 600 at Gangotri, 400 devotees at Yamunotri Dham and 1,200 at Badrinath Dham are permitted by the court docket.
In the meantime, the state authorities has knowledgeable that devotees who’re taking over this pilgrimage won’t be allowed to take tub in any of the Kunds (a small tank or reservoir). Also, solely three folks will likely be allowed into the sanctum sanctorum of the shrines at a time.
Moreover, the state authorities will additional situation new Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the devotees earlier than they go away for the Yatra.
Earlier on 28 June, the High Court had put a keep on Chardham Yatra resulting from lack of well being providers, insufficient preparations to regulate COVID-19 an infection and absence of docs.
For the unversed, the Chardham Yatra contains a go to to the Kedarnath temple. This Yatra has been attracting lakhs of vacationers and devotees from all around the world yearly.