Call Off Ayodhya Mela So That Devotees Don’t Get Covid-19.

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At a time when entire world is struggling with the pandemic Coronavirus and when  India is banning large gathering to take precautions against the pandemic, Uttar Pradesh has decided to go ahead with the celebrations of Ram Navami – a festival which celebrates the birth of Lord Ram. The gathering is expecting a footfall of over a lakh people in Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Ram.

The event is taking place, despite the Ayodhya chief medical officer Dr. Ghanshyam Singh raising concerns about the health risk posed by a large gathering of at least 10 lakh devotees.

District Magistrate Anuj Kumar Jha said that the Uttar Pradesh government has notified the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and the district administration is being empowered to take all steps to stop coronavirus. However, he clarified that the Ram Navami mela from 25 March to 2 April will continue as scheduled.

I, on behalf of all citizens of India, urge UP government and Central Government to cancel the Ayodhya fair in light of the recent outbreak of Corona Virus. This Fair involves a gathering of lakhs of people and will lead to a situation of no return with respect to the spread of the virus. 

We need to call it off for the sake of safety of our own people. 


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