Durga Puja Celebrations banned in U.P due to rise in COVID cases.

On September 28th ( Monday ), the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh announced that no public events to Celebrate Durga Puja would be allowed in the state. This comes in the wake of a sharp increase in cases of Covid-19 in Uttar Pradesh and rest of India.

The CM also ordered that no celebrations will be allowed to take place on the road across the state. The Chief Minister requested the people to celebrate at home instead.

It was also ordered that Ramlila could be staged, but not more than 100 people will be allowed to gather to watch Ramlila. Ramlila has been staged for a long time and has always been a part of the Dussehra celebration. Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, throngs of people used to gather to watch the Ramlila.

Strict measures have been put in place to stop the spread of the deadly virus in the state. People who are caught breaking social distancing norms are getting fined heavily.

Earlier the Government had also banned Muharram in Uttar Pradesh, for which a Writ Petition was filed before the Allahabad High Court and the Court by a detailed Judgment dismissed the Writ petition. Click to Read

The Supreme Court also in earlier occasions refused to allow religious activities due to rise in COVID cases. Click to Read

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