In view of the cancelled Kanwar Yatra resulting from COVID-19, the Har Ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar shall be sealed for (*24*) by placing barricades from July 24 to August 6.
The choice was taken throughout the Inter-State Border Meeting was held in Haridwar during which officers of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal, Punjab, Delhi and Haryana have been current.
Haridwar SSP Senthil A Krishnaraj S stated that there shall be no restriction for native and different travellers coming from outdoors whereas including that solely these passengers with destructive RTPCR inside 72 hours shall 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 shall 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 12 months.
The Kanwar Yatra, during which 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 ready 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 distributed as choices to Lord Shiva in temples.
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