The Supreme Court has ordered a stay on the Rath Yatra at the Jagannath Temple in Odisha’s Puri June 18, 2020, but modified its decision on June 22.
Further, the reports stated that the Centre had informed the apex court that Rath Yatra could be conducted without compromising on citizen's health with the co-operation of state and temple trust. On June 22, the apex court reversed its earlier decision and ordered that Rath Yatra, which starts from June 23, can be carried out in Puri but not in other places in Odisha. The order has several conditions from curfew timing to the number of people who can pull the chariot, from social distancing norms to record-keeping of those who will participate in the annual religious ritual this year.
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