SC declines permission to carry out Muharram procession across country

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court Thursday declined permission for carrying out

Muharram procession

across the country and asked Lucknow-based petitioner to move before the

Allahabad High Court

with his plea.

The apex court said how can it pass a general order for the whole country.

A bench comprising

Chief Justice S A Bobde

and Justices A S Bopanna and

V Ramasubramanian

said it would lead to chaos and targeting of a particular community.

“You are asking for a general order and then if we allow this there will be chaos. Particular community will be targetted for spreading Covid. We don’t want that. We as a court cannot risk the health of all the people,” the bench, which heard the matter through video conferencing, said.

The bench allowed the petitioner to withdraw the petition with the liberty to approach the high court with limited prayer of holding procession in Lucknow.

The apex court was hearing a PIL was filed by Shia leader Syed

Kalbe Jawad

.

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