“Operation Maryada” has been launched for motion in opposition to vacationers creating “a nuisance” at state’s non secular locations after movies purportedly displaying guests smoking hookah close to the Ganga in Haridwar went viral
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2021 12:16 PM IST
The Uttarakhand Police on Friday started “Operation Maryada” for motion in opposition to vacationers creating “a nuisance” at state’s non secular locations after movies purportedly displaying guests smoking hookah close to the Ganga in Haridwar went viral. The movies provoked outrage and prompted police to arrest no less than 25 vacationers.
Uttarakhand Police chief Ashok Kumar stated they welcome all of the vacationers at revered non secular locations and different vacationer spots. “…within the current days some movies got here up during which some vacationers have been seen disturbing the sanctity of the non secular locations by ingesting alcohol and different indecent actions,” he stated. “Such acts won’t be tolerated in any respect. Vacationers are anticipated to respect the sanctity of the non secular locations and the wealthy tradition of the state. They’re additionally anticipated to assist in sustaining the cleanliness of such locations. To cease such incidents within the state, the operation has been launched below which strict motion can be taken in opposition to all such individuals.” He added the operation would proceed for 15 days. “These discovered littering vacationer locations would even be fined.”
Kumar requested kanwar yatra pilgrims to not come to Haridwar, citing the federal government’s determination to cancel the pilgrimage because of the Covid-19 pandemic. “Because the state authorities has cancelled the kanwar yatra, we urge the pilgrims to not come to Haridwar… Any pilgrim discovered getting into Haridwar can be put below a 14-day quarantine.” He added pilgrims coming to Haridwar can be respectfully turned again. “… there can be a prohibition on the promoting of kanwar-related materials… Particular enforcement groups can be patrolling in Haridwar, Dehradun, Pauri Garhwal, and Tehri Garhwal districts…”