August 06, 2021 7:42 am
Uttarakhand receives the bulk of the Kanwar Yatra pilgrims, headed for places such as Haridwar, Gangotri and Gaumukh to collect Ganga water to carry back home as offering at Shiva temples.
August 05, 2021 6:55 am
We are calculating the losses incurred due to the pandemic. We are trying to utilise our resources... because the pandemic affected entire world and Uttarakhand as well. We have moved SLP [special leave petition] in the Supreme Court on the Char Dham Yatra.
July 18, 2021 8:24 pm
The order stated that no celebrations, processions or gatherings will be allowed for the yatra starting June 25.
July 18, 2021 7:13 am
Supreme Court had expressed concern over gatherings in pandemic, said health of citizens and their right to life is paramount
July 17, 2021 7:00 pm
The Jharkhand government had on June 30 extended the coronavirus lockdown-like restrictions for the eighth time till further orders with a provision that "all religious places/places of worship are permitted to open but visitors are prohibited."
July 16, 2021 10:27 pm
The statement has come as the Supreme Court on Friday asked the state government to inform it by July 19 whether it would reconsider its decision to hold a "symbolic" Kanwar Yatra.
July 16, 2021 5:02 pm
During the hearing on the matter, the Centre told the top court: "Given the situation, States “must not permit” movement of Kanwariyas to bring Gangajal from Haridwar to Shiva temples but in view of age-old customs and religious sentiments, make it available through tankers at designated locations."
July 16, 2021 7:33 am
DGP Ashok Kumar, who held a meeting with police officers on the issue Thursday, said forces will be deployed on Uttarakhand borders, for which assessment of the number of police personnel required had been done, and kanwar enforcement teams constituted in every district. The yatra begins around the last week of July.
July 15, 2021 11:17 am
He said special arrangements will be made at primary health centres and community health centres for the Kanwar Yatris to get RT-PCR and antigen tests done. They will be required to carry the test result reports with them when they move out from their respective districts, he said.
July 15, 2021 7:02 am
Taking up the matter, Justice Nariman told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta “we read something disturbing in The Indian Express today that the state of UP has chosen to continue with the Kanwar yatra, while the state of Uttarakhand with its hindsight of experience, has said that there will be no Yatra…"
July 30, 2019 7:25 am
This year, the yatra began on July 17. Over 200 camps have been built in Delhi in the past few weeks for kanwarias who will cross the city on their way back home, carrying pots of water from the Ganga in Haridwar.
August 12, 2015 5:51 pm
The Kanwar Yatra is performed by Shiva Devotees called Kanwariyas from Sultanganj to Devghar round the year.
June 22, 2020 6:19 pm