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Uttar Pradesh top cop showers rose petals on kanwariyas

By Chennabasaveshwar
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    Meerut, Aug 9: A day before Kanwar Yatra comes to close Uttar Pradesh Police went a step ahead to make the journey memorable once for the "kanwariyas". In a video that surfaced online, Uttar Pradesh Police showered rose petals on yatris from a helicopter while on surveillance duty.

    Prashant Kumar,ADG (Meerut Zone), said, "No religious angle should be given to this, flowers are used to welcome people. Administration respects all religions and actively takes part, even in Gurupurab,Eid, Bakrid or Jain festivals."

    As per the tradition, millions of saffron-clad devotees, popularly known as "kanwariyas", collect the Ganga Jal from Hindu pilgrimage centres and proceed to the temples of Lord Shiva to offer the holy water.

    Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took an aerial survey of the Yatra route during the first half of the Shrawan month that began on July 28. He also showered flower petals from his chopper on the Kanwarias.

    ADGP (Meerut Zone) Prashant Kumar in chopper

    ADGP (Meerut Zone) Prashant Kumar in chopper

    A top cop from Uttar Pradesh Police was seen showering rose petal on kanwariya yatris. The video footage surfaced on Wednesday has sparked debate about the police deviating from their duty. Courtesy: @UPpolice

    Showering rose petals

    Showering rose petals

    Along with ADGP (Meerut Zone) Prashant Kumar, Meerut Commissioner Anita Meshram and other senior officials were seen showering rose petals on Kanwariyas from a helicopter while on the surveillance of the deployment of troops kanwariya yatris. Courtesy: @UPpolice

    All schools and colleges closed

    All schools and colleges closed

    All schools and colleges of Ghazia bad in Delhi NCR will be closed from August 6 to 9 due to the journey of Kannur. Along with schools, wine shops falling on the Kaward road will be closed from August 7 to 9. @UPpolice

    First aid by police

    First aid by police

    The police depolyed along kanwar yatra route offered medical aid to injured yatris. The Uttar Pradesh police shared the picture on the Twitter account.
    Courtesy: @muzafarnagarpol

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