Allahabad High Court rejects plea seeking a stay on Ram Mandir Bhoomi Poojan

As expected, the Allahabad High Court has rejected the petition filed by Saket Gokhale, a Delhi-based publicity-hungry lawyer, seeking a stay on the Bhoomi Poojan of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on August 5, 2020. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Ayodhya to attend the ceremony.

The Allahabad High Court called the petition “based on fiction”.

Apparently, in the petition, Saket Gokhale had mentioned that more than 200 people are expected to attend the ceremony that violates the Social Distancing norms.   

He pointed out in the plea that there is a risk of coronavirus infection spreading due to the religious gathering. Saket Gokhale, who has worked in many news publications abroad, is said to be close to Congress and Rahul Gandhi.

The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust, which is overseeing the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone of the temple.

The Trust has invited around 200 guests which includes Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

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