| Mumbai |
Published: August 15, 2020 4:40:01 am
Observing that the present Covid-19 pandemic scenario is “in no way conducive” for opening locations of worship in Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court on Friday refused to grant aid to a petitioner looking for permission that the Jain group be allowed to supply prayers at their temples for Paryushan competition between August 15 and 23.
A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Surendra P Tavade was listening to a PIL by the Association for Aiding Justice – filed via advocate Dipesh Siroya – looking for instructions to the state authorities to take efficient steps to make sure that the locations of worship, together with Jain temples, are instantly opened for devotees for the Paryushan competition.
Chief Justice Dipankar Datta requested the petitioner which temple did he personally contemplate to be the most important. To this, Siroya answered: “The greatest temple is humanity.”
Following this, the HC mentioned that petitioners needn’t press for such prayers.
“For the love and security of humanity, at current throughout a pandemic, pray at dwelling,” it mentioned.
The court docket added that petitions looking for related reliefs earlier than one other division bench are but to be disposed and the petitioner can be a part of the petitioners there.
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