In a restricted aid to members of the Bombay Parsi Panchayat (BPP), the Bombay excessive court docket has permitted them to carry prayer conferences on the Doongerwadi Tower of Silence at Kemps Nook on September 3 from 7 am to 4.30 pm on the event of Farvardin Roj.
The court docket has mentioned that solely six individuals, not beneath the age of 10 years and never above the age of 65 years, could be permitted at a time to be current in every of the 5 prayer pavilions within the premises together with two monks.
The court docket additionally mentioned that within the case of a violation of SOPs laid down by the centre and the rules issued by the state authorities almost about Covid, the petitioner trustee could be personally held responsible for contempt and punishment.
A division bench of justice R D Dhanuka and justice Madhav Jamdar, whereas listening to the petition filed by Viraf Mehta, a trustee of the BPP, was knowledgeable by advocate Prakash Shah that after the assembly with the principal secretary dwelling and secretary catastrophe administration division, as directed by the court docket on Monday, they’d filed a further affidavit with a modified itinerary for September 3.
Shah submitted that round 200 members of the neighborhood would attain Doongerwadi and the trustees would make sure that all Coved-related protocols have been adopted.
On Farvardin Roj, Parsis provide prayers for the souls of their departed family members.
Extra solicitor common Anil Singh and advocate common Ashutosh Kumbhakoni had submitted that since congregation of individuals was not allowed, therefore BPP ought to make sure that all of the 200 members don’t attain the venue on the identical time.
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Shah and Mehta have accordingly assured the court docket that the members would come solely on the appointed time given to them and would depart after praying for half an hour. In addition they submitted that no more than six members could be current together with two monks in every of the 5 pavilions within the expansive property; therefore there was no query of a congregation.
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After listening to the submissions, the court docket accepted the endeavor of BPP and directed the state to make preparations for easy circulate of site visitors outdoors the venue and in addition mentioned that Mehta could be held personally responsible for violations of the undertakings given to the court docket.
The court docket additionally reiterated that BPP ought to make sure that members beneath the age of 10 years and above the age of 65 years weren’t allowed. The court docket disposed of the petition stating that it was permitting the neighborhood contemplating the peculiar information of the case and therefore it shouldn’t be handled as a precedent and disposed of the petition.