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Uttar Pradesh: Here’s guidelines for Kanwar Yatra

Lucknow, July 10: Uttar Pradesh government issued a slew of strict guidelines for the safe passage of the Kanwariyas who
began their journey to mark the auspicious Hindu month of ‘Sawan’.

The Uttar Pradesh government here wanted to ensure that the month-long yatra in which pilgrims walk barefoot with pitchers of the holy Ganga water from Haridwar to Lord Shiva temples in their native towns and villages, would not be disrupted in any
form.

The AdityaNath government has directed all ‘Kanwariyas’ to carry valid ID cards — voter cards, driving license or Aadhar — so that their identity could be ascertained during routine security checking.

This step has been taken to prevent any terror threats.

Keeping other religions and communities in mind, the devotees have been asked not to play any song.

State Government has banned the use of DJ’s.

Devotees could use loudspeakers or public address system between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m, but first, they need to take permission
from the authorities.

Earlier, intelligence agencies have alerted the state police there is a possibility of terror activity to disrupt the auspicious ‘Kawar
Yatra’, following this police, was put on high alert.

For Security reasons drones have been deployed. Prohibitory orders under section 144 have also been clamped in all districts
and town on en route of the Kanwar Yatra.

The Kawariyas have also been warned against changing their routes as it could trigger communal tension.

To ensure smooth traffic movement additional traffic constables have been deployed.

Wefornews Bureau

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