The Bombay High Court permitted the limited conduct of Muharram rituals amid COVID-19 which would be carried out with the participation of only five persons. The petition is filed by Shia’ite organization All India Idaara-Tahafuz-E-Hussainiyat. The petitioner sought for the conduct of Muharram rituals between August 27 and August 30, for two hours in a limited manner. However, the court allowed the conduct which would be carried out in with the participation of only five persons and within a period of one hour in a limited area. While passing the order the court also added that “the order was being passed by way of an exception, and it is not intended to be used as a precedent by others.” The order was passed by a bench of Justices SJ Kathawalla and MV Jamdar.
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