Places of worship in Maharashtra to resume from Nov. 16: Uddhav Thackeray
After the spiritual places of praise are resumed from Diwali Padwa that falls on November 16, guidelines and security protocol have to be followed strictly, states CM.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. File.
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After the religious locations of worship are resumed from Diwali Padwa that falls on November 16, rules and security protocol need to be followed strictly, states CM.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in a statement on Saturday stated places of spiritual worship throughout the State, which were shut because the COVID-19 lockdown in March, will reopen from November 16.
Extending greetings to individuals on the celebration of Diwali, he stated, “We can’t forget that the devil coronavirus is still among us. Despite the fact that this satanic force is gradually falling silent now, we can not be complacent. People require to follow discipline”.
” Similar to discipline and restraint were observed while celebrating Holi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri and Pandharpur wari (yearly expedition), followers of other faiths also celebrated celebrations like Eid, Mount Mary festival by keeping the COVID-19 security procedure in mind,” he stated.
The Chief Minister said that although locations of religious praise had actually to be shut throughout the pandemic, “god was taking care of all enthusiasts in the kind of doctors, nurses and other health staff”.
He stated that after the religious locations of worship are resumed from Diwali Padwa that falls on November 16, rules and safety procedure have actually to be followed strictly.
” Crowding will have to avoided. The resuming of religious places is not a federal government order, but the desire of the Almighty. Shoes will have to kept outside the premises and wearing masks is mandatory,” he said.
” If we follow discipline, we will get God’s true blessings,” Mr. Thackeray included.
The Chief Minister was frequently slammed by the Opposition BJP for keeping the locations of worship shut even as the Unlock procedure began in June.
Nevertheless, Mr. Thackeray had actually defended his decision saying it was tough to follow physical distancing at the locations of worship.
During his last webcast address to people, he had said that standard operating procedures (SOPs) were being prepared and the choice on reopening of these locations will be taken after Diwali.
The issue had likewise resulted in a standoff in between Mr. Thackeray and Guv B.S. Koshyari, who reminded the Shiv Sena president of his Hindutva credentials and asked if he had actually turned secular.
The Guv’s letter to the Chief Minister was criticised by the MVA allies.
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