Bombay HC allows Jain temples to cook, deliver food during 9-day fast

Mumbai, May 6: In a relief for the Jain community in Mumbai, Pune and Nashik, the Bombay High Court (HC) has permitted Jain temple trusts to cook pious food in their kitchens during the nine-day Ayambil Oli Tap fasting observed and distribute the food through volunteers or delivery agents, not exceeding seven in number.
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The HC directed the petitioner trusts to ensure that the volunteers followed Covid-related standard operating procedures (SOPs) and to furnish the list of volunteers to jurisdictional police station. The court said the order would apply to Jain temples in Pune and Nashik as well, as disposed of the petition.
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