Performing of religious ceremonies, rituals at Sukhna Lake banned

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Chandigarh, Nov 11 (UNI) To maintain the eco balance of Sukhna Lake, the Chandigarh Administration today prohibited performing of religious ceremonies and rituals at the lake.

Sukhna Lake was declared as Silence Zone by the Administration on January 19, 2005.

District Magistrate R K Rao issued orders under section 144 CrPC today, prohibiting floating of lighted earthen lamp using mustard oil and bursting of fire crackers at the lake.

Performing of various rituals was causing noise pollution and water pollution and also disturbing the eco balance in the Silence Zone of lake, an official spokesman said.

The order would come into force from zero hours of November 14 and remain effective upto January 12, 2009.

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