‘Don’t want particular community to be targeted for COVID spread’: SC says no to Muharram cavalcade

The Supreme Court on thursday declined permission for carrying out Muharram cavalcade, saying a general direction for the entire country would lead to disorder and may result in a particular community getting targeted for spreading coronavirus, news agency PTI reported.

A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian asked the Lucknow-based Shia leader Syed Kalbe Jawad to approach the Allahabad High Court with the continuing the cavalcade in Lucknow.

Muharram, which falls on August 29 this year, is observed by Shia Muslims to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, who was killed in the Battle of Karbala.

The apex court was hearing a PIL was filed by Syia leader Syed Kalbe Jawad.

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