Uttar Pradesh government on Friday reiterated that Kanwar Yatra would be in accordance with COVID-19 protocol and was in touch with the Kanwar associations.
UP government has instructed the administration to establish a conversation with the Kanwar associations in view of the pandemic so that the right decision can be taken regarding the organisation of the Yatra.
ACS Home and DGP have also been instructed to establish communication with other states regarding the Kanwar Yatra. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has given July 19 as the date of the next hearing on this matter.
The government is putting all efforts to make sure that religious sentiments are not harmed and devotees who participate in the traditional journey can also be protected amid the pandemic.
In this regard, the government is already taking a lot of vigilance ahead of the Kanwar Yatra, which will start from July 25, 2021, the first day of the month of Sawan. Necessary guidelines have also been issued for the administration regarding smooth conduct of Yatra.
It is worth mentioning that in the year 2020, the Kanwar associations had suspended the Kanwar Yatra themselves after talks with the government. This year also the state government is in constant touch with the associations.