Thursday, July 12, 2018

ISKCON temple moves HC for Kathwada yatra

TIMES OF INDIA: AHMEDABAD: A temple from Kathwada approached Gujarat high court seeking directions to the state government and police authorities to grant it permission to take out Rathyatra, a procession of Lord Jagannath, on July 14 in the eastern part of the city.

Kathwada ISKCON temple (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), located in the periphery of Ahmedabad, sought permission from the police authorities to take out a Rathyatra in the area. It plans to take out the procession for the first time.

The police had denied permission citing law and order situation and unavailability of enough force in wake of the Rathyatra that in the walled city on the same day, sources said.

The temple management filed a petition in the high court contending that taking out religious procession is their fundamental right.

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