The Karnataka government has made a major change in its earlier decision to ban all public events, public installations, pandals for the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. The Karnataka government has given permission to decorate all public pandals in a restricted manner on Tuesday.
Karnataka Govt Allows Ganesh Chaturthi Public Gatherings Day After Hindu Groups’ Protest
The decision comes a day after protests by Hindu groups such as Pramod Muthalik-led Ram Sena. These groups had protests in Dharwad region. In which the question was raised that why the government which has given permission to open bars and liquor stores, cannot allow public installation of Ganesha idols.
Last week, the state government banned the meetings. It was said that due to public organizing, Covid-19 cases can increase rapidly. However, now the new guidelines state that public events have been allowed, but no more than 20 people should gather at an event at any given time.
Ganesh idols in public places, government, public, privately owned grounds, roads and chowks should not be more than 4 feet high and houses should not be 2 feet high.
Only one statue allowed in each ward and village, no decision yet on Muharram.
Local representatives and officials have been asked to convince the citizens that only one public establishment will be allowed in each ward and each village. While buying idols or taking out processions during immersion will be prohibited.
However, the government has also banned playing music, organizing cultural programs, and other programs during the Ganesh Utsav event. It has been said that the idols should be taken by the shortest route and immersed in fixed tanks and mobile tanks.
The government has not yet given information about whether there has been any change in relation to organizing Muharram. Because public ceremonies were banned again. Muharram is falling on 29 August, a week after Ganesh Chaturthi. Stay tuned with us for more information and first of all information.