Religious rituals prohibited at Sukhna Lake

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Chandigarh, Jul 10 (UNI) To maintain the ecological balance of Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh Administration has prohibited the performing of religious ceremonies and rituals at Sukhna Lake.

The prohibition orders under section 144 CrPC were issued by District Magistrate R K Rao here today.

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

This prohibition would include floating of lighted earthen lamp using mustard oil, and bursting of firecrackers.

Performing of various rituals was causing noise pollution and water pollution and was also disturbing the ecological balance of the Lake. The order would come into force from zero hours of July 11 and would be effective up to September 8.


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