prayers in three Jain temples in Mumbai amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde nevertheless stated that permission for Ganpati festival must be taken on a case-to-case foundation from the Maharashtra Disaster Management Authority.
The apex court docket stated that no permission for
prayers can be given for some other temple in Mumbai.
“We direct the petitioners shall comply with the SOP,” the bench stated, whereas allowing devotees to go to Jain temples at Dadar, Byculla and Chembur.
The bench was listening to an attraction towards the Bombay High Court order which had stated that it didn’t want to intrude with the state’s resolution of to not allow Jain temples in Mumbai to open for devotees to mark the eight-day Paryushan pageant from August 15 to 23 in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.