No Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad this year: Gujarat HC clarifies, expresses astonishment on State's inaction on application for its conduct

"We are astonished on this inaction", the Court said, while directing the State authorities to explain why its decision in the matter was not taken within time rather than keeping it pending till the last date.
No Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad this year: Gujarat HC clarifies, expresses astonishment on State's inaction on application for its conduct
Gujarat HC, Rath Yatra

The Gujarat High Court on Saturday was surprised to find that the municipal and police authorities of the State were dragging its legs on deciding the application made regarding the conduct of the Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad this year, originally scheduled for the coming Tuesday, June 23.

The Court has clarified that, in line with the Supreme Court's June 18 directive regarding the same, neither the Rath Yatra nor any religious or other activities concerning the same would be conducted this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic (Hiteskumar Vittalbhai Chavda v. Hagannathji Mandit Trust).

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