[Gangasagar Mela] "Life more important than religious practice:" Calcutta HC urges WB govt to incentivise E-snan instead of physical dip in Ganga

The Court has asked the State to submit an affidavit of all the safety measures put in place by January 13, when it will decide on whether or not the Gangasagar Mela should be permitted this year.

Life is more important than religious practice, beliefs and faith, the Calcutta High Court underscored on Friday urging the West Bengal government to incentivise "E-snan" for pilgrims instead of physically taking dip in Ganges for the Gangasagar Mela this year (Ajay Kumar De v. The State of West Bengal & Ors.)

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