New Delhi: The Indian Medical Affiliation (IMA) on Thursday stated that presently any sort of gathering will act as gasoline for the unfold of coronavirus and thanked the Supreme Courtroom for taking cognizance and appearing proactively to stories that Uttar Pradesh authorities has determined to permit the Kanwar Yatra.
The Supreme Courtroom on Wednesday took suo motu cognizance of Uttar Pradesh authorities determination to permit ‘Kanwar Yatra’ amid COVID-19 and requested the Centre and the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand to provide their responses on the difficulty.
JA Jayalal, President, IMA advised ANI, “Any kind of gathering is a fuel for the spread of the disease which will be inviting the third wave in our country. How it is being responded to depends on the government. The government had to take a decision on various grounds other than medical grounds”.
“There might be economic grounds, people’s philosophy, mindset, many things are involved. However, it is our duty to question and appeal to the government. At this moment any mass gathering for any pretext is going to be a disaster for the country,” stated Jayalal.
Whereas talking on UP’s Kanwar Yatra, Jayalal stated, “This is quite an unfortunate situation. We definitely need to relook. This is an administrative issue as well as an issue of the public and all the stakeholders have to work together. I am thankful to the Supreme Court for taking up the issue proactively and taking suo motu cognizance on it.”
On July 9, IMA’s Uttaranchal department wrote to Uttarakhand Chief Minister requesting to not go forward with Kanwar Yatra this 12 months. Later the state authorities determined to cancel the yatra in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Kanwar Yatra, through which Shiva devotees from northern states journey on foot or by different means to gather water from River Ganga at Haridwar, Uttarakhand, to supply at Shiva temples of their areas, is ready to start from July 25.
The matter will come up for listening to tomorrow earlier than the Supreme Courtroom bench, headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman.