April 2, 2023

Uttarakhand Government on July 17 cancelled Kanwar Yatra for this yr.

Dehradun (Uttarakhand):

In view of the cancelled Kanwar Yatra as a result of COVID-19, the Har Ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar might be sealed for Kanwariyas by placing barricades from July 24 to August 6.

The determination was taken in the course of the Inter-State Border Meeting was held in Haridwar wherein officers of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal, Punjab, Delhi and Haryana have been current.

Haridwar SSP Senthil A Krishnaraj S stated that there might be no restriction for native and different travellers coming from outdoors whereas including that solely these passengers with unfavorable RTPCR inside 72 hours might be allowed.

“It has been decided in the meeting that despite warnings, strict action will be taken on the boundaries of the district for Kanwariyas going to Haridwar, in this sequence, from July 24 to August 6, Har ki Pauri will be completely sealed for Kanwariyas,” stated Haridwar SSP.

He additional stated that strict motion might be taken towards those that violate the rules beneath the Disaster Management Act.

Keeping in view the COVID-19 pandemic, the Uttarakhand Government on July 17 cancelled Kanwar Yatra for this yr.

The Kanwar Yatra, wherein Shiva devotees from northern states journey on foot or by different means to gather water from Ganga in Haridwar to supply it at Shiva temples of their areas, is about to start from July 25.

Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage of devotees of Lord Shiva to Hindu pilgrimage websites of Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Sultanganj in Bihar to fetch holy waters of River Ganga. Later, the holy water is disbursed as choices to Lord Shiva in temples.

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