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Uttarakhand government cancels Kanwar Yatra amid Covid pandemic

The Uttarakhand authorities has determined to cancel the fortnight-long Kanwar Yatra amid considerations of the third wave of Covid-19.

On Sunday, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami had mentioned that the Kanwar Yatra is a matter of shraddha (reverence) and aastha (religion), including that “god wouldn’t like anybody to die”.

He had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi and sought his steerage on the Kanwar Yatra and the Char Dham Yatra. The CM had additionally mentioned the problems with House Minister Amit Shah.

Devotees from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh participate within the annual Kanwar Yatra, visiting Haridwar and Rishikesh to gather Gangajal.

The earlier Uttarakhand authorities led by Tirath Singh Rawat had determined to cancel the yatra for this 12 months. Nonetheless, after Dhami assumed the highest publish, the federal government determined to rethink the transfer.

Neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, in the meantime, had on July eight mentioned the state would permit Kanwar Yatra this 12 months with Covid protocols in place.

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