The Supreme Court refused to stay the ground work for the Central Vista project even as the Centre said there was no overreaching of the court process.
The petition reminded that Article 49 of the Constitution provided for protection of monuments and places and objects of national importance.
The petition argued that the proposed change in land usage of Central Vista, the historical boulevard of approximately 3.5 km from Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate, and further to the National Stadium, is a symbol of India’s historic past, nationhood and vibrant democracy.
Supreme Court of India has stayed annual Rath Yatra at Puri's Jagannath Temple in Odisha which was scheduled from June 23. The apex court said that 'Lord Jagannath won't forgive us if we allow this year's Rath Yatra'.
The SC bench headed by Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde commented that such huge gathering can't take place during pandemic.The bench noted that in the interest of public health and safety of citizens, the Rath Yatra festival cannot be allowed this year.
The observation from the top court came on a plea by an NGO seeking direction to stay the holding of the Rath Yatra festival, which spans for 10-12 days, and involves the gathering of lakhs of devotees from across the world.
After brutal violence of June 15 in the Galwan Valley, China has been using bulldozers to disturb the flow of Galwan river into northeast Ladakh.
Reports show Chinese bulldozers in operation on their side of the LAC. The report also states that Chinese efforts to block or disturb the flow of the Galwan river in Northeast Ladakh, less than a kilometer from the site of the deadly clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers.
The face-off was the biggest confrontation between the two militaries after their 1967 clashes in Nathu La when India lost around 80 soldiers while over 300 Chinese army personnel were killed in the face-off.