“Due to the worldwide Covid-19 scenario, it has been determined that this yr there is not going to be any international head of state or authorities because the chief visitor for our Republic Day occasion,” Foreign ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava mentioned as quoted by information company ANI.
Previously, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had accepted the invitation to be the chief visitor of the Republic Day Parade this yr. However, he needed to cancel the go to due to the more and more severe Covid-19 scenario attributable to the “superspreader” mutant pressure within the UK.
Meanwhile, the Republic Day parade at Delhi’s Rajpath will even be extra muted in nature with the variety of attendees lowered from 1.15 lakh to 25,000. Only 160 kids will likely be attending the occasion versus the standard 600. Another restriction being kids above the age of 15 will be capable of attend.
On one other entrance, the union authorities appears perturbed in regards to the farmers’ name for a Tractor Rally on the identical day which it sees as a disruption that “will likely be a humiliation to the nation”.
The centre filed an affidavit to the Supreme Court stating “The proper to protest can by no means embody maligning the nation globally”.
The situation raised by the union authorities in opposition to the tractor rally will likely be heard by the high courtroom within the coming days.
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