SC takes cognisance of Uttar Pradesh govt's decision to allow 'Kanwar Yatra', issues notice to state

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday took cognisance of the Uttar Pradesh government’s decision to allow ‘Kanwar Yatra’ in the state in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A bench headed by Justice R F Nariman issued a notice to the state government and posted the matter for hearing on Friday.

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The Yogi Adityanath government on Tuesday allowed the yatra from July 25 despite concerns raised in various quarters over the risk posed by such events in triggering a possible third wave of COVID-19.

Meanwhile, the Uttarakhand government has cancelled the ‘Kanwar Yatra’ in view of a possible third wave.