Like last year, due to Corona infection, the state government has canceled the organization of Kanwar fair in Haridwar, a symbol of faith. The DGP of Uttarakhand has issued a statement asking for action under the Disaster Management Act against the devotees who come to collect Ganga water during the period of Kanwar Mela in Haridwar.
At the same time, angry over the cancellation of the Kanwar fair to be held in Haridwar, the traders of Haridwar staged a unique demonstration against the state government. On Wednesday, a large number of traders demonstrated with the idols of Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman in their hands, playing damru. Traders demanded Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami to restore the Kanwar Mela.
There is a lot of difficulty in maintaining the family now.
Traders said that the merchant of Haridwar is suffering for a long time. Last year also the event of Kanwar Mela was canceled. Kumbh Mela was also organized in Haridwar in a subtle way and this time also the Uttarakhand government has canceled the Kanwar Mela. We demand from the newly appointed Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami that the Kanwar Mela should be restored. Oxygen needs to be given to the dead business of traders in Haridwar.
Traders said that in Uttar Pradesh also, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has restored the Kanwar Mela. Our demand is that the Kanwar Mela should be restored in Uttarakhand on the lines of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The merchants of Haridwar are now facing a lot of difficulties in maintaining their families.