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Akhada Parishad Objects to Yogi Govt's Order to Ban Weddings in Prayargraj During Kumbh

Condemning Yogi government's move, AIAP chief Narendra Giri​ said that it will cause inconvenience to common man. He has appealed that district administration to review the order.

Qazi Faraz Ahmad | News18.com@qazifarazahmad

Updated:December 3, 2018, 3:16 PM IST
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Akhada Parishad Objects to Yogi Govt's Order to Ban Weddings in Prayargraj During Kumbh
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Lucknow: The All India Akhada Parishad has raised stern objections to Uttar Pradesh government’s decision to ban marriage ceremonies during the Kumbh next year.

Condemning Yogi government's move, AIAP chief Narendra Giri​ said that it will cause inconvenience to common man. He has appealed that district administration to review the order.

"I have requested the administration to review the orders and let residents book guest houses and marriage lawns from hosting weddings on the dates of Shahi Snaan. Such orders are an exploitation of locals of Prayagraj,” he said.

The reason cited behind the ban is mainly Kumbh 2019 where lakhs of devotees will be turning up for various holy 'snaans'. Also, sources suggest that the decision was taken in interest of public convenience.

The Yogi Adityanath government in the state had decided to ban marriage ceremonies during the Kumbh next year and people are not pleased, to say the least.

Those who had made advance payments for guest houses, function lawns and caterers are in a fix over the new government diktat. Hundreds are having to change the marriage dates — which are often fixed months in advance — and many are weighing the possibility of changing the venue to a nearby district. People in the wedding business are equally perplexed as they are dependent on the marriage season for their earnings.

As per the order issued, the weddings will not be allowed a day before and after the ‘Kumbh snaan’ which will be held between January and March next year. The order copies have been sent by the district administration to all the wedding hall owners and hoteliers, asking them to cancel all the bookings during the said time.

Five key ‘snaan’ (bath) will take place during the holy pilgrimage – two Makar Sankranti and Paush Poornima ‘snaan’ in January, Mauni Amavasya, Basant Panchmi and Maaghi Poornima ‘snaan’ in Feburary and Mahashivratri ‘snaan’ in March. Devotees are expected to turn up in large number for this annual ritual.

Earlier, CM Yogi had ordered for a closure of all tanneries in Kanpur from December 15, 2018 to March 15, 2019 in order to keep river Ganga clean during the Kumbh in Prayagraj.​
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| Edited by: Zoya Mateen
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