Addressing to Public Interest Litigation, a bench of Chief Justice RS Chauhan and Justice Alok Verma called the Government of Uttrakhand negligent. They also told that the Government is playing with the lives of millions of people. First Kumbh Mela and now Char dham,. The Court further said that they are ashamed when asked about what is happening to the people of the state.
The court said,” Go and see what is happening. In the video of Kedarnath and Badrinath Temples priests are not following social distancing. even for worshipping, you cannot allow 23 priests to enter the temple, take the chopper and see what is happening in Badrinath and Kedarnath.”
The Uttrakhand High Court showed severe anger and fume towards the state government. for not ensuring that Covid protocols were followed while holding religious events like Kumbh Mela and Char Dham Yatra in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. The next hearing on the matter is scheduled for 9th June.