Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday held a meeting with officials regarding the law and order situation ahead of Kanwar Yatra, Bakrid and other upcoming festivals.
“Anti-social elements will try to spoil the environment, but we must be vigilant and talks must take place with religious leaders,” the CM said.
The Kanwar Yatra, in which devotees of Shiva from the northern states travel on foot or by other means to collect water from Ganga in Haridwar to offer it to Shiva temples in their areas, is scheduled to start on July 14. .
Worshipers can register at kavad.delhipolice.gov. However, this is not mandatory.
“Kanwar Yatra is an event of enthusiasm of faith. Traditionally, dancing, singing and music are part of it. In this way, devotees should not be harassed. Make sure the sound of DJ, song-music etc. is in accordance with the prescribed standards and only religious songs are played there,” Adityanath tweeted.
Eid-ul-Azha (Bakrid) will likely be observed on July 10. However, it depends on the sighting of the moon.
Eid-ul-Azha is also known as the “Feast of Sacrifice” is marked by the sacrifice of an animal, usually a sheep or a goat to prove their devotion and love for Allah. After the sacrifice, people distribute the offerings to family, friends, neighbors and especially to the poor and needy.
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