Kanwar Yatra: Uttarakhand Government Allows States To Take ‘Ganga Jal’ In Tankers

Kanwar Yatra: Uttarakhand Government Allows States To Take ‘Ganga Jal’ In Tankers

Kanwar Yatra: Uttarakhand Government Allows States To Take 'Ganga Jal' In Tankers

On Tuesday, the Uttarakhand authorities canceled Kanwar Yatra this 12 months. (File)

Dehradun (Uttarakhand):

Uttarakhand authorities on Saturday allowed states to take ‘Ganga jal’ from Haridwar in water tankers days after the state authorities canceled the Kanwar Yatra in mild of COVID-19.

Additional Chief Secretary Anand Vardhan mentioned that if there’s a demand for carrying ‘Ganga jal’ from the states, then the state authorities will give full cooperation.

“Permission can be given to hold ‘Ganga jal’ from Haridwar via water tankers,” he added.

On Tuesday, the Uttarakhand authorities canceled Kanwar Yatra this 12 months.

Haridwar Police has mentioned that Kanwariyas won’t be allowed to enter Haridwar and the border may even be sealed.

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 ready to start from July 25.

Earlier, the Central authorities additionally filed an affidavit earlier than the Supreme Court and mentioned that state governments should not allow the motion of ‘Kanwariyas’, nevertheless, contemplating the age-old customs and spiritual sentiments hooked up, States should develop a system to make ‘Ganga Jal’ out there via tankers at designated places.

The high court docket was listening to a case the place it took suo motu cognizance of the choice of the Uttar Pradesh authorities to permit Kanwar Yatra amid COVID-19 and requested the Centre, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand to make clear their stand on the problem.

On Friday, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta showing for Center instructed the highest court docket that so far as the Kanwar Yatra is anxious, the State Governments “should not” allow motion of ‘Kanwariyas’ for bringing Ganga Jal from Haridwar to the Shiv temples to do ‘Abhishekam’ within the native Shiv Temples view of COVID-19 disaster.

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