In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has cancelled the organisation of the Kanwar Yatra in Delhi.
Earlier on Saturday, Uttar Pradesh had cancelled the annual Kanwar Yatra within the state has been cancelled this 12 months. The growth got here a day after the Supreme Court mentioned it can not enable the Uttar Pradesh authorities “to carry 100 per cent bodily Kanwar Yatra in view of Covid”, stressing that sentiments, together with non secular, are subservient to the Right to Life.
The yatra was scheduled to start out on July 25.
The Uttarakhand authorities has already referred to as off the Kanwar Yatra citing fears expressed by consultants of a doable third wave of the pandemic and the danger posed by such gatherings.
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The yatra goes on until the primary week of August and sees 1000’s of Shiva devotees referred to as kanwariyas’ travelling totally on foot from neighbouring states, together with Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi to gather water from the Ganges in Haridwar.
The Centre had advised the highest court docket that the state governments should not allow any sort of Kanwar yatra due to the pandemic and preparations ought to be made for water from the Ganges to be out there by way of tankers at designated locations.
On Friday, the Supreme Court which had taken suo motu cognisance of the matter and requested the Uttar Pradesh authorities to tell by July 19 whether or not it will rethink its determination to carry a “symbolic” Kanwar Yatra.
Hours after a nudge from the Supreme Court on Friday, the Uttar Pradesh authorities had mentioned it’s speaking with “kanwar sanghs” to take the correct determination on the annual yatra and reminded that the organisations themselves determined to cancel it final 12 months.
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