New Delhi, Jul 6: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed pleas seeking permission to conduct 'rath yatras' at various places other than Jagannath Puri in Odisha.

A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana said that it would not interfere with the directions passed by the state government under the Disaster Management Act. Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra 2021: Date, Schedule, COVID Guidelines Finalised By The Temple; Here's Everything You Need to Know About The Festivities of The World-Famous Rath Yatra In Odisha.

“We are sorry. We also feel bad,” the bench said.

The Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath in Puri is an annual ritual and this time, it is scheduled for July 12.

The state has allowed rath yatra only at Jagannath Puri.

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