Supreme Court issues interim order not to stop Biska Jatra

Apr 07, 2021
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Kathmandu, April 7 : The Supreme Court has issued an interim order not to stop the Biska (Bisket) Jatra which is celebrated for eight nights and nine days every year in Bhaktapur.

A meeting of the district-level COCID-19 Crisis Management Operations Center (DCCMC) had decided to limit the Jatra festival to formalities and worship, saying that the epidemic could spread due to the increasing infection of the corona virus.

After the decision, advocate Raj Kumar Suwal had filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court demanding the operation of the procession.

A single bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Purushottam Bhandari, has issued an interim order not to stop and conduct the procession.

Earlier, a meeting of Nawaraj Gelal, Chief of District Coordinating Committee, Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, National Investigation Department, Guthi Institute and District Health Office, chaired by Prem Prasad Bhattarai, Coordinator of the Center and Chief District Officer, said that the risk of spreading corona virus has increased.