The Calcutta High Court on Monday ordered that all Durga Puja pandals across the state be declared no-entry zones to prevent the spread of COVID-19. ... For small pandals, barricades will have to be put up five metres from the entrance
In a latest development, today the Calcutta High Court ordered that all Durga Puja pandals in the state be declared no-entry zones. The order further stated that only the organizers can enter pandals, while name of those allowed to enter pandals should be displayed outside it.
With the festival season nearing and cinemas and restaurants opening up, the next cycle of the pandemic could be upon us. Just one super-spreader in a large gathering can trigger an explosion of new cases.
With the Mamata Banerjee government of West Bengal opening up the process of holding community Durga Pujas in the state as in earlier years, disregarding a possible wildfire spread of Covid infections, a PIL has been filed in the Calcutta High Court, asking for a stay on the decision of the government.
The Delhi High Court bench while hearing the petition filed highlighting the recent incidents of children committing suicides, or going into depression refused to entertain a PIL seeking formulation of policy protecting children from online game addiction.