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PIL filed to restrict visitors at Magh Mela – Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) News

The Magh Mela started on Friday with lakhs of devotees taking the holy dip at Sangam, the confluence level of Ganga, Yamuna and the legendary Saraswati.

In the PIL, moved by one Utkarsh Mishra and others, it has been acknowledged that the non secular congregations previously two years have been discovered chargeable for spreading the Covid virus all throughout the nation.

In this backdrop of the state of affairs, the PIL has sought a course from the court docket to restrict the participation in Magh Mela, which can be one of many larger non secular congregations on this planet.

The PIL mentioned that solely seers of ‘akharas’ must be allowed to take the holy dip on the dates of the Shahi Snan to stop an enormous turnout of devotees, as anticipated on these auspicious dates.

It was additionally requested that RT-PCR assessments must be made obligatory for the visiting devotees on arrival.

The PIL mentioned that Kumbh Mela of Haridwar, held throughout the peak of the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, resulted in a diffusion of Covid an infection and thus was voluntarily known as off by the seers of assorted ‘akharas’.

The devotees who returned to their native locations after visiting the Kumbh at Haridwar have been discovered to be tremendous-spreaders, the plea acknowledged.

“Holding of such a large-scale event in the wake of Covid third wave is putting the residents of Prayagraj as well as Uttar Pradesh state in unnecessary risk. Besides, the Magh Mela event, which is of great religious importance and all the preparations like setting up of camps, electricity, water and sanitation has already been done, calling off of this religious event is not desirable at this high time,” it was submitted.

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