Char Dham yatra allowed by Uttarakhand HC

(image source – Hindustan times)

The Uttarakhand High Court has allowed the Char Dham Yatra to pilgrims who’re fully vaccinated and are carrying theit Covid 19 negative certificates. Only those people who pass the criteria can visit the shrines in Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri. The bench headed by Chief justice R S Chauhan and justice Alok Kumar Verma gave the judgement after an application was moved by the state government to allow the pilgrimage. Local businessmen had also approached the HC for the same.

The government has said only 800 pilgrims will be allowed in Kedarnath, 600 in Gangotri and 400 to Yamunotri will be allowed in a day due to restrictions and constrains, reported the Time of India. The HC had earlier stayed the yatra citing threat of the third wave, and the division bench had termed the state’s move to allow the pilgrimage as against the warnings of medical experts.

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