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SC Rath Yatra order is baffling, could lead to more demands to allow religious gatherings

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Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Jagannath Rath Yatra in Odisha, even with restrictions, is baffling. Religious gatherings have been proven super-spreaders of coronavirus the world over. The Centre and state government supporting the yatra exposes their misplaced priorities. This will set a precedent as others can make similar demands.

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