Ahead of Bakra Eid, the Uttar Pradesh government on July 19 released fresh set of guidelines prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people at any place for celebration given the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chairing a meeting with senior officials to review the Covid-19 situation in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed them to make all necessary arrangements in view of the festival, an official spokesperson said.
The state government also issued orders against animal sacrifice at public places in the state. It banned the slaughter of cows, camels on the occasion of Bakrid. There will be a ban on ‘qurbani’ of animals at public places, a government notification said. The Chief Minister further directed special care for cleanliness, informed the official added.
A day after Uttar Pradesh Government passed an order keeping the Covid-19 situation in view, Lucknow witnessed a gross violation of coronavirus protocols.
Earlier, the yearly Kanwar Yatra was cancelled in Uttar Pradesh in view of the Covid-19 situation. Organizers of the yatra announced their decision to cancel the annual event this year too in the wake of the looming threat of the third wave of the pandemic.
“On the request of the UP government, Kanwar associations have decided to cancel Kanwar Yatra in UP,” said a government spokesperson.