New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday turned down orders to allow mourning processions across the country during Muharram.
A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian said it would lead to chaos and targeting of a particular community for spreading coronavirus.
“You are asking for vague directions for the whole community in the country. Jagannath Puri was one specific place where Rath was to go from point A to B. If it was one specific place we can assess the danger and pas orders,” the bench told the advocate appearing for the petitioner.
“We cannot pass general orders. It is not possible to give general directions. It will create chaos and a particular community will be targeted for spreading COVID,” the Chief Justice said.
The Supreme Court observed that petitioner Sipte Mohammad may approach Allahabad High Court for limited prayer of holding a procession in Lucknow.