Right to religion not higher than right to life, temple rituals may be conducted without compromising COVID-19 protocol: Madras High Court

If it is possible to conduct the festivities without compromising on COVID protocol, every endeavour should be made to explore how the traditional festivals may be held, the Court said.
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Right to religion is not higher than right to life, remarked Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee of the Madras High Court on Wednesday directing the State authorities to examine if it is feasible to conduct the traditional festivals and rituals at the Srirangam Temple, Trichy without compromising on public health or COVID-19 protocol.

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