The Bombay High Court has rejected two petitions for the reopening of temples or locations of worships through the COVID-19 pandemic citing life and public well being implications. Bombay High Court’s judgment comes on petitions filed by the Jain Gyanmandir Trust and one other individual Ankit Hirji. “God is within us and God is everywhere”, can not permit prayer to reopen of locations worship at this stage, the Bombay HC mentioned in its order. The Bench of Justices SJ Kathawalla and Madhav J Jamdar so as mentioned “it was with nice reluctance” that the petition was rejected by the Court.
The two petitioners within the case had sought pressing reliefs from the Court to permit puja in temples through the Paryushan, an auspicious interval for Jains, Bar & Bench reported.
“… it is the obligation of each right-thinking individual at this stage to stability their spiritual duties with public obligation, and their duty in the direction of the remaining of mankind. In this regard, we once more repeat what we have now already advised the Petitioners on the time of the listening to, that ‘God is within us’ and ‘God is all over the place,” Bar & Bench quoted the order.
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