Religious rituals banned at Sukhna Lake till June 29

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Chandigarh, Apr 30 (UNI) To maintain the eco balance of Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh Administration has prohibited the performing of religious ceremonies and rituals at Sukhna Lake.

Sukhna Lake was declared as Silence Zone by the Administration on January 19, 2005. District Magistrate R K Rao issued the prohibition orders under section 144 of the CrPC, here today. The order would come into force from zero hours of May 1 and would be effective up to June 29.

This prohibition would include floating of lighted earthen lamp using mustarded oil, and bursting of fire crackers. Performing of various rituals was causing noise pollution and water pollution and was also disturbing the eco balance in the Silence Zone of Sukhana Lake.

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