Odisha govt makes a U-turn on Rath Yatra


After stating that it would abide by the Supreme Court’s order on staying this year’s Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri and elsewhere in the state due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha government today told the apex court that it is ready to hold the procession with certain precautions.
In an affidavit filed before the court this morning, Odisha said its apprehension is primarily related to thousands of Rath Yatras taking place all over the state but it can only be limited to Puri alone without public attendance as proposed by Gajapati Maharaj of Puri, Chairman of the Puri Jagannath Temple administration. The government said it will make the necessary arrangements to conduct it “accordingly.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here