Maharashtra govt announces reopening of religious places from November 16


    Maharashtra govt announces reopening of spiritual places from November16

    By: Express Web Desk|New Delhi |

    Updated: November 14, 2020 5: 08: 22 pm

    maharashtra religious places open, maharashtra places off worship, unlocking maharashtra, maharashtra places of worship unlock, indian express Earlier this week, Thackeray had actually said that his federal government would reopen places of praise across the state not long after Diwali festivities and was ready to deal with any criticism for the welfare of his state till then.

    In another step towards opening the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray Saturday announced that his government has chosen to re-open the places of spiritual worship from November 16.

    Places of worship have remained closed across the state since March 25, when the country entered into a lockdown to suppress the spread of Covid-19 pandemic

    Thackeray said that although locations of worship were closed throughout the pandemic, god was looking after all devotees in the type of physicians, nurses and other health staff.

    As Maharashtra continued to have the highest variety of active Covid cases, Thackeray stated that as soon as the religious locations of worship are reopened from Diwali Padwa, which falls on Monday, Covid safety protocols need to be followed strictly by all.

    Extending his Diwali greetings to individuals, CM Thackeray said, “We can’t forget that the satanic force coronavirus is still amongst us. Despite the fact that this demon is slowly falling silent now, we can not be complacent. People need to follow discipline.”

    ” Simply like discipline and restraint were observed while commemorating Holi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri and Pandharpur wari (annual trip), fans of other faiths also commemorated festivals like Eid, Mount Mary celebration by keeping the COVID-19 security protocol in mind,” he stated.

    The Maharashtra federal government has been facing reaction from the BJP due to the delay in opening the spiritual places even as the unlock procedure across the country had actually begun in June. Last month, state’s Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari even mocked Thackeray as “nonreligious” over the issue. Thackeray had countered saying he did not require his Hindutva credentials certified by Koshyari and likewise reminded him that the word “secular” remains in the Constitution he had sworn to secure when he took the oath of workplace in Raj Bhavan.

    Earlier today, Thackeray had actually said that his government would reopen places of worship across the state quickly after Diwali celebrations and was all set to face any criticism for the welfare of his state till then.

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