Kumbh Fair: The Judicial and Political Aspect

  • Deepayan Malaviya
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  • Deepayan Malaviya

    Academic Tutor & TRIP Fellow at Jindal Global Law School, India

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The pandemic had a hold over the country and this demanded consistent and strict adherence to covid appropriate behavior but the practice was inconsistent. The scope of this research is to address the contrast in the stance of judiciary regarding public gatherings and the reason behind this contrast. Further, the paper seeks to highlight the political developments in the country and their possible role in the spreading of the virus. The Uttarakhand judiciary displayed adequate foresight yet the kumbh was organized, thus, the paper seeks to analyze as to what led the judiciary not consider the postponement or cancellation of the fair where, in other parts of the country religious and/or public gatherings were not being allowed. It is for the purpose of consistency that law is legislated but disaster in ensured when the law is applied inconsistently.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 3, Page 1049 - 1059

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLSI.11842

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