Gujarat HC castigates State over inaction on Muharram procession amid COVID-19, asks why people are unwilling to accept COVID-19 realities

"...the Pandemic is spreading like wildfire, despite harsh lockdowns. We are standing naked at the shore and do not know when the huge wave of Corona may sweep us into the deep sea...", the Court observed
Gujarat High Court
Gujarat High Court

"'Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.' The phrase alludes to inexperienced or rash people attempting things that more experienced people avoid."

In a stern order dated September 18, the Gujarat High Court quoted these famous lines by Alexander Pope to express its anguish over the inaction of the State on a Muharram procession that took place on August 30 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, allegedly in violation of COVID-19 safety norms.

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