The Bombay High Court on Friday allowed Jain Temple Trusts in Mumbai, Pune and Nashik to residence ship particular meals to fasting devotees for Ayambil Oli Tap, a nine-day pageant noticed by the neighborhood, that begins on April 19.
The courtroom, nonetheless, careworn that the deliveries ought to be made by groups of no more than seven individuals or by skilled distribution businesses, “strictly” adhering to the usual working procedures (SOPs), issued by the state on April 13.
“It is made clear that under no circumstance shall devotees be allowed to enter the temple premises for taking away pious food allowed by this order,” the courtroom mentioned.
It added that the Trusts shall talk names and particulars of the supply brokers or volunteers to the jurisdictional police station or authorities involved beneath the Disaster Management Act, 2005, liable for monitoring the SOPs.
A trip bench of Justices Suresh C Gupte and Abhay Ahuja handed the order after listening to the plea filed by Shree Trust Atman Kamal Labdhisurishwarji Jain Gyanmandir Trust and Sheth Motisha Religious and Charitable Trust argued by way of advocate Prafulla Shah, searching for permission for supply of “pious food” in particular slots and batches.
Fifty-eight different Jain temple trusts in Mumbai and three trusts from Pune and Nashik sought related reduction from the courtroom.
“Considering that the state has permitted restaurants and other food joints to cater to people through home delivery services, it would be in the interest of justice to allow these Jain charities to deliver food,” the bench mentioned.