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SC indicates nod to allow Puri's Rath Yatra, to be managed by govt, temple

The top court said it is considering the issue of conducting Rath Yatra in Puri only and not at other places in Odisha

In pics: Thousands of devotees throng Puri to witness Jagannath Rath Yatra
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Jagannath Rath Yatra 2017: Odissi dancers perform in front of the three chariots during the inauguration of the annual Lord Jagannath Rathyatra festival in Puri. Photo: PTI

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Supreme Court Monday indicated it would allow Puri's Rath Yatra, scheduled to start from June 23, saying it cannot "micro-manage" the rituals and left it to the wisdom of state, the Centre and temple management to deal with that issue.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde was informed by the Odisha government that it will coordinate with temple management and the Centre to make things smooth during Rath Yatra.

The bench also comprising Justices Dinesh Maheswari and A S Bopanna was informed by the Centre that Rath Yatra can be conducted without compromising on citizen's health

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First Published: Jun 22 2020 | 6:38 PM IST

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