The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to grant an early hearing to a petition seeking reopening of Baba Baidyanath Dham Jyotirlinga temple and Baba Basukinath in Jharkhand.
During the hearing of the petition, Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana asked the petitioner, what was the need for an early hearing in this matter?
The petitioner replied that there are less cases of Novel Coronavirus there.
The Panda Dharma Rakshini Sabha, a group of priests of Baba Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple, had filed a petition in the Supreme Court, demanding the opening of the temple.
The petition sought permission to the pandas/priests of Baba Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple to perform the traditional Shravan puja during the month of Shravan along with the Ganges water collected from Sultanganj, Bihar with necessary Covid-19 guidelines.
The petitioner had also sought permission for the limited vaccinated panda to undertake the symbolic Kanwar Yatra following the protocol of Covid-19.