It’s taken the intervention of the Supreme Court for Uttar Pradesh to reconsider its okay to the annual Kanwar Yatra, a Covid superspreader event if there ever was one. The court will rule on Monday but has made its mind clear already. This is about the right to life, it observed on Friday.
The Centre’s fence-sitting on the issue hasn’t helped. After the Kumbh disaster earlier this year, there should not be any lack of clarity on this issue.
At stake is the size and intensity of the inevitable third wave. It is almost upon us.
Let us not sacrifice safety at the altar of faith.