The Nainital High Court on Wednesday banned the Char Dham Yatra until August 18 in view of the continuing pandemic state of affairs.
The court docket has additionally strongly reprimanded the Uttarakhand authorities for not following Covid-related protocols at vacationer locations within the state.
The Char Dham Yatra, which features a go to to the Kedarnath Temple, attracts lakhs of vacationers and devotees yearly from throughout the nation and overseas.
In view of COVID-19, the Uttrakhand authorities had solely allowed Chardham Yatra for residents of the three districts together with Chamoli, Rudraprayag, and Uttarkashi this yr.
Earlier, the Uttrakhand authorities needed to concern a brand new guideline by amending the Standard Operating Procedure.
Although Uttrakhand High Court, earlier had put a keep on the state authorities’s determination to permit the Char Dham Yatra from July 1 from Chamoli, Rudraprayag, and Uttarkashi districts.
Following this, the state authorities challenged the High Court’s determination within the Supreme Court and filed a plea within the Apex Court.