Local administration to decide whether Amarnath Yatra should be held; SC refuses to pass orders in plea for restricted entry, live darshan.

The Supreme Court today Refused to pass any orders that are relating to the conduct of Amarnath Yatra and has been regarded as subject matter in the domain of the executive.

It included the bench of the three people DY Chandrachud , Indu Malhotra and KM Joseph who refused  to pass the orders when the matter came up for hearing today.

We are of view that recourse being taken here under Article 32 is inappropriate. The issue as to whether Yatra be held should be left with the local administration.”

Citing the principles of separation of powers, the Court said that the prayers made in the plea would require the Court to “take over the functions of Executive oversight”, which it was not inclined to do.

Points that were concerned related to public health were also raised by the petitioners who alleged that spread of virus is concern. It was pointed out that no dates were announced but media reports suggest that it may start from July 21 or 22.

The Court was not entitled to entertain the plea.

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