In the petition filed through Advocate Robin Raju, the petitioner said that such an experience cannot be obtained by providing the service of online darshan. Which is found in visiting physically.
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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi to decide on a plea to allow devotees to visit religious places strictly following the Corona-related rules. do it. It is noteworthy that this petition was filed in the High Court, but the High Court said that the decision on this would be taken by the Delhi Government.
In fact, a bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh of the High Court, while hearing the petition of the NGO Distress Management Collective, ordered that the petition dated July 25, 2021, as per the applicable law, rules and government policy in the bench case. But Delhi instructs the government to decide.
High Court directs Delhi government to decide
Explain that the advocate appearing for the petitioner said that in view of the decrease in the cases of corona virus, the authorities allowed the opening of many places including malls, gyms and spas, but the Delhi Disaster Management Authority Even in the order given by the Authority on August 30, religious places were not opened. He said that religious places can open, but common people are not allowed to come. The petitioner said that the request letter to allow the devotees to come was sent 40 days ago. After hearing these arguments, the bench said that we are directing the Delhi government to decide on this matter.
Prohibition of devotees in religious places, violation of Article 25
During this, in the petition filed through Advocate Robin Raju, the petitioner said that by providing the service of online darshan, one cannot get the same experience which is found in visiting physically. At the same time, due to the ongoing restrictions on devotees, it seems that the authorities see religious places only as places of worship and not as a necessity. Along with this, it was said in the petition that banning the arrival of devotees in religious places is illegal and arbitrary. Also, the petitioner said that this is a violation of Article 25 according to the Constitution of India.
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