Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicKanwar Yatra

Topic: Kanwar Yatra

Kanwar Yatra in Uttarakhand cancelled, police seals Haridwar to prevent pilgrims entering

Apart from Uttarakhand, UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and Delhi have also banned the Kanwar Yatra to avoid overcrowding and Covid spread. Tourists, though, will still be allowed in the Himalayan state.

Kanwar Yatra cancelled in Delhi

An order by DDMA disallowed celebrations, processions, gatherings for Kanwar Yatra 2021 starting from 25 July in Delhi. The order came a day after the yatra was cancelled in UP

Uttar Pradesh govt cancels Kanwar Yatra a day after SC nudge

The Supreme Court had given the UP government time till Monday to reconsider its decision on organising the religious event.

‘Right to life paramount’ — Supreme Court asks UP govt to reconsider Kanwar Yatra

In a suo motu hearing, the Supreme Court gave UP govt time till Monday to reconsider its decision and said it will pass orders directly otherwise.

Supreme Court issues notice to Yogi Adityanath govt for allowing Kanwar Yatra this year

The UP government allowed the yatra from 25 July despite concerns raised in various quarters over the risk posed by such events in triggering a possible third wave of Covid

UP govt wants minimum number of pilgrims, mandatory RT-PCR test ahead of Kanwar Yatra

Yogi Adityanath-led government has allowed the yatra to be held from 25 July despite concerns raised in various quarters over the risk of a possible third wave of the pandemic.

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Kanwar Yatra to begin in Uttar Pradesh from 25 July

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked state officials to coordinate with Bihar and Uttarakhand to ensure Covid guidelines are followed during the yatra.

Large number of Dalit-OBC on Kanwar Yatra isn’t a sign of Hinduism’s inclusivity. Here’s why

Participation of ‘lower castes’ in rituals like Kanwar Yatra is just proof of how Hinduism uses cultural tools to enlist wider communities.

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India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

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