Visuals of the choc-a-bloc crowd of faithfuls, who have assembled at Haridwar’s Harkipauri on the occasion of Kumbh mela, are direly unnerving. Religion and the holy dip in the Ganga appear to have been accorded precedence over public health and the elementary precaution to prevent infection during the resurgence of coronavirus and the crippling shortage of vaccines that has rendered the protection/prevention drive out of joint almost throughout the country. . On Monday, more than 28 lakh devotees reportedly had turned up for the ritualistic second shahi snan. (Read More)
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