The borders of Uttarakhand will likely be sealed for Kanwariyas from July 24.
The Uttarakhand authorities has determined to droop the Kanwar Yatra for the protection of individuals in view of the looming menace of the third wave of COVID-19.
The borders of the state will likely be sealed for Kanwariyas from July 24, Uttarakhand Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar mentioned.
However, barring Kanwariyas, there will likely be no restriction on the motion of others, he added.
With the beginning of the month of (*24*) within the Hindu calendar on July 25, Kanwariyas start to pour into Haridwar in massive numbers to gather the holy water of the Ganga.
However, because the yatra has been suspended by the state authorities, Kanwariyas will likely be stopped on the state’s borders and returned from there.
The DGP requested police officers to strictly implement the order, saying if a Kanwariya enters Haridwar defying the suspension, he ought to be put underneath pressured quarantine for 14 days. The locations the place they might be stored in quarantine ought to be recognized prematurely, he mentioned.
Police officers have been additionally requested to arrange a typical working process (SOP) in session with the district magistrates involved in view of the suspension of the Kanwar Yatra.
The DGP mentioned if a Kanwariya is seen on the street, he ought to be despatched again by bus or another technique of transport.
He additionally ordered the formation of Kanwar enforcement groups in Haridwar, Dehradun, Tehri and Pauri districts to patrol the streets and implement legislation and order in the course of the interval of the banned Kanwar Mela.
Kanwariyas coming by practice to Haridwar ought to be requested to deboard at stations earlier than Haridwar and despatched again in buses.
The DGP mentioned the IG (legislation and order) ought to maintain a gathering in Haridwar with DIG-level officers of the neighboring states to debate how water from the Ganga might be despatched to their states in tankers.
Meetings ought to be held with the Kanwar associations and committees to apprise them of the suspension of the yatra and data of such conferences ought to be stored on the police stations involved in order that motion might be taken towards the violators underneath the Epidemic Diseases Act.
Shopkeepers in districts ought to be requested to not promote gadgets associated to the Kanwar Yatra, the DGP mentioned.
However, the state police chief mentioned these coming to Haridwar for immersing ashes shouldn’t be stopped.
The Uttarakhand authorities determined to droop the Kanwar Yatra on Tuesday in view of the looming menace of a 3rd wave of COVID-19.
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