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High Court refuses permission to hold Chhath Puja ceremony in Delhi

High Court refuses permission to hold Chhath Puja ceremony in Delhi
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HC dismisses plea against Delhi govt order banning Chhath Pooja celebrations

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The Delhi High Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a plea challenging Delhi Government's order prohibiting Chhath Pooja at public places and ghats in view of Covid-19 pandemic.

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has refused permission to celebrate Chhath Puja at public places like ponds and river banks in view of Covid-19. The High Court has said that if we stay alive, we will celebrate the festival anytime. At the moment, we cannot allow this.

The High Court upheld the Delhi government's decision to celebrate Chhath Puja, saying that granting permission could prove to be the reason for the rapid spread of Coronavirus infection.

The Delhi High Court announced this decision, dismissing the petition challenging the order of the chairman of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority. This order said that this year, on the occasion of Chhath festival, on November 20, worship could not be done in public places like ghats, or on the banks of the pond. A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramaniam Prasad ruled that allowing people to assemble is to allow the infection to grow rapidly. In today's time, such a petition is far from ground reality.

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