Uttarakhand government on Tuesday approached the high court here seeking the resumption of the Chardham Yatra.
Uttarakhand formerly known as Uttaranchal is a state in the northern part of India. Numerous Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres found throughout the state. Uttarakhand is known for the natural environment of the Himalayas, the Bhabar and the Terai regions. It borders the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north; the Sudurpashchim Pradesh of Nepal to the east; the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh to the south and Himachal Pradesh to the west and north-west. The winter capital of Uttarakhand is Dehradun, the largest city of the state, which is a rail head. Gairsain, a town in Chamoli district is the summer capital of Uttarakhand. The High Court of the state is located in Nainital.
However, the high court stated that it cannot remove the ban unless directed by the SC where the matter is pending. The high court had put a stay on the Chardham Yatra on June 28,. The lack of proper health facilities in districts through which Chardham Yatra passes and the threat of the third wave
However, on July 6, the state government had filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court against the high court order. Advocate General SN Babulkar appeared before a bench of Chief Justice RS Chauhan and. Justice Alok Kumar Verma on Tuesday and requested orally for the lifting of the ban on the yatra, saying that the livelihood of thousands of people was linked with the pilgrimage.
However, the bench clarified that as long as the matter is before the Supreme Court, the high court cannot consider lifting the stay.
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