Uttarakhand News Update: Taking a strict stand, the division bench of the Chief Justice has ordered the state government to present its answer in the court.
Uttarakhand News Update: The Nainital High Court has expressed concern over the crowding in Nainital and Mussoorie as soon as the relaxation on the Corona restrictions in Uttarakhand. Taking a strict stand, the division bench of the Chief Justice has ordered the state government to present its reply in the court. A division bench of Chief Justice Raghvendra Singh Chauhan has ordered the Chief Secretary, Health Secretary and Tourism Secretary of the state to present their detailed reply in the court by July 28 on all points. Taking the matter seriously, the bench has asked many questions to the state government.Also Read – Uttar Pradesh (UP) News: 5-year-old girl murdered for hidden treasure, mother-daughter arrested by police
The division bench of the Chief Justice of the High Court has given these directions to the state government while hearing the PIL filed regarding irregularities in Char Dham Yatra and Haridwar Kumbh also. Earlier, the Uttarakhand government approached the Supreme Court against the order of the Uttarakhand High Court banning the Char Dham Yatra. The Uttarakhand government has moved the Supreme Court challenging the June 28 order of the state high court, which had stayed its June 25 decision to allow local pilgrims to participate in the Char Dham Yatra on July 1. . Also Read – Uttarakhand Unlock Latest Update: Corona curfew extended till July 13 in Uttarakhand, this exemption in unlock, know
In the appeal filed on July 6, the state government has argued that the High Court has not taken into account the fact that the livelihood of a significant section of the population living around the Char Dham sites depends on this yatra. The government said in its argument that the employment of the people there depends only on the Char Dham Yatra. The Uttarakhand government has said in its petition that the people of Char Dham Yatra get employment, which is their only means of earning. People in these areas remain unemployed for six months. The government said that the local people get the opportunity to work only during the Char Dham Yatra, so if the yatra is cancelled, the people there will face financial constraints. Also Read – Pushkar Singh Dhami will be the new CM of Uttarakhand, this big decision was taken in the meeting of the legislature party
The state government, in its plea, observed that the Char Dhams are located at an altitude of about 12,000 to 14,000 meters above sea level and the weather falls between minus 5 and minus 20 degrees Celsius in winter, due to the harsh climate. The livelihood of the people living in the surrounding villages during the Char Dham Yatra is largely dependent on the income earned through tourism and religious rituals during the Yatra.
The petition states that unlike other religious Hindu temples like Vaishno Devi, Kashi Vishwanath in Banaras, Vrindavan or other South Indian temples, the access to Char Dham is only for a period of 6 months due to climate. It has been argued that for this reason the people of the adjoining villages will have to spend 6 months without earning any money. Ignoring the threat of corona, the state government has said that the corona positivity rate in these areas is very low. It said that from June 15, 2021 to July 2, 2021, the positivity rate has been recorded at 0.64 percent in Chamoli district and 1.16 percent in Rudraprayag district. Therefore, the Supreme Court should allow the resumption of the Char Dham Yatra. (agency inputs)