Mangaluru temple authorities booked for violating COVID-19 norms by holding chariot procession

Source: ENS | Published on 21st April 2021, 11:36 AM | Coastal News | Don't Miss |

Mangaluru: The authorities of the Ullal Somanath temple near Mangaluru have been booked by the local police on charges of violating COVID-19 guidelines by organising a religious event in which thousands of devotees had participated.

Mangaluru tahsildar Guruprasad had issued a notice to the temple at Ullal three days ago seeking a reply. On Tuesday, Ullal police registered a case under the Epidemic Act and section 269 of the Indian Penal Code for organizing the jatrotsav violating the state government order.

As part of Brahmakalashotsav, the temple authorities had organised a chariot procession and 'hore kanike' on Monday. Thousands of devotees from various corners had gathered for the procession and many were seen not wearing masks or maintaining social distancing.
 Earlier, on Monday, the tahsildar in Mulki had served a notice to Kateel temple authorities for violating COVID-19 guidelines by organising a chariot procession.

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