The annual Kanwar Yatra in Uttar Pradesh has been cancelled this 12 months, a senior authorities official stated right here on Saturday night time.
The improvement got here a day after the Supreme Court stated it can’t permit the Uttar Pradesh authorities “to hold 100 percent physical Kanwar Yatra in view of COVID”, stressing that sentiments, together with non secular, are subservient to the Right to Life.
“The Kanwar Yatra has been cancelled by the Kanwar Sanghs on the appeal of the Uttar Pradesh government,” Additional Chief Secretary Information Navneet Sehgal stated on Sunday.
The yatra was scheduled to begin on July 25.
The Uttarakhand authorities has already referred to as off the Kanwar Yatra citing fears expressed by consultants of a attainable third wave of the pandemic and the chance posed by such gatherings.
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 courtroom that the state governments should not allow any type of Kanwar yatra due to the pandemic and preparations ought to be made for water from the Ganges to be obtainable by way of tankers at designated locations.
Uttar Pradesh had stated it was going forward with a pared-down symbolic model.
Earlier on Friday, the Supreme Court which had taken suo motu cognisance of the matter had requested the Uttar Pradesh authorities to tell by July 19 whether or not it might rethink its determination to carry a “symbolic” Kanwar Yatra.
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