KOLKATA: The Calcutta Excessive Court docket on Thursday refused to permit Chhath Puja rituals at Subhas Sarobar within the jap a part of the town, rejecting a modification software by the West Bengal authorities.
The court docket had earlier disallowed Chhath Puja ceremonies on the sprawling lake along with upholding a ban on such actions at Rabindra Sarobar, one other waterbody in south Kolkata.
A division bench comprising justices Sanjib Banerjee and Arijit Banerjee rejected the state authorities’s software, observing that aside from air pollution of the waterbody, there are considerations about coronavirus-related well being points.
The bench stated restrictions have been additionally imposed for crowd administration to forestall the unfold of COVID-19 throughout Durga Puja and Kali Puja.
The state authorities on Thursday moved the excessive court docket, in search of modification of its November 10 order banning Chhath Puja rituals on the two lakes.