The Uttarakhand High Court has accepted a request to allow sacrificial goats inside the Naina Devi temple in Nanital.
However, it has continued the ban on goat slaughter inside.
The Naina Devi Mela is on currently at temple in the hill city. A PIL was filed against a previous decision of the high court banning animal sacrifice inside the temple premises.
It disposed off the PIL by saying that the sacrificial goat be allowed for 'puja' inside the temple premises but maintained that there would be no slaughter.
The petitioner and temple authorities gave an undertaking that the high court directive will be observed fully.