DB seeks details regarding conduct of Amarnath Yatra amid COVID-19

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, July 3: In an application filed by Advocate Sachin Sharma seeking direction to the Government against commencing Shri Amarnath Yatra in view of growing COVID-19 pandemic, Division Bench of High Court comprising Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Vinod Chatterji Koul today issued notice to the respondents.
The DB asked Advocate Sachin Sharma to examine the position with regard to the orders passed by the Supreme Court relating to religious gatherings and Yatra and informed the court about the position regarding the Government orders in respect of religious shrines and Yatras including that of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi.
The DB further directed Aseem Sawhney, AAG to place the proposal and decision of the Government with regard to the Shri Amar Nath Yatra and the manner in which the COVID-19 precautions shall be ensured in case Shri Amar Nath Yatra is permitted and the manner in which the respondents would ensure the issues relating to the COVID-9 infection.
The AAG was further directed to give full details of the manner in which the respondents propose to provide for quarantine of suspected patients and treatment of COVID-19 during the Yatra.