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The Court said that it was issuing notice to examine the possibility of the prayer sought because the "situation is still very bad".
The Supreme Court today issued notice in a PIL seeking directions to allow the reopening of places of worship across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bench of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian said that the Court is issuing notice to examine the possibility of the prayer sought because the "situation is still very bad".
The petition prays for permission to open up all religious places across the country that have remained closed or restricted for access due to the pandemic.
The petitioner, a public trust, has sought the re-opening of religious places in the country across all faiths in order to uphold the fundamental rights of the citizens, particularly of the devotees.
Since permissions had been given for opening up of various economic activities, it is discriminatory against religious institutions if they are not granted similar permission, the petition argues.
Petition filed before Supreme Court
The petition is filed through Advocate Surjendu Sankar Das.