A Petition has been filed in Allahabad High Court seeking a stay on Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan

A petition has been filed in Allahabad High Court seeking a stay on the Bhoomi Pujan event of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5 calling it a violation of the Unlock 2.0 guidelines.

The plea, filed by Delhi-based lawyer Saket Gokhale on Wednesday, stated as an estimate of around 200 people will likely attend the event which is a violation of the guidelines.

The plea pointed out that there is a risk of coronavirus infection spreading due to the religious gathering.

Gokhale, who has worked in many news publications abroad, is also a social activist.

Taking to microblogging site Twitter, Gokhale said he had filed a PIL in the interest of public health during a pandemic.

He wrote: “I’ve filed a Letter PIL with the Allahabad High Court seeking a stay on the Ram Mandir event in Ayodhya in view of the Unlock 2.0 guidelines & in the interest of public health during a pandemic. Dunno what comes out of it but we must not stop doing the right thing & speaking up.”

In the petition, along with the Ram Mandir Trust the central government has also been made a party.

The plea has not been accepted by the Chief Justice yet.

The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust 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.