Administration firm on enforcing event ban, BJP terms it ‘appeasement politics’
Jamshedpur: The district administration has barred any sort of event, celebration or protest in Jamshedpur over Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan in Ayodhya.
In an order issued by the Jamshedpur SDO Chandan Kumar, it has been made clear that strict action would be taken against any group, institution or person who organises any religious programme or protest by gathering a crowd if it results in violation of lock down rules.
The order says that according to information received, Bhoomi Pujan programme for Ram Mandir is to be held on August 5, 2020 in Ayodhya.
It says that there is information that there are plans in place by some organizations/persons to hold lighting of diyas or holding of religious programmes or holding protests at different chowks, roundabouts and public places,
In this context, gathering of crowds would make violation of lockdown rules and social distancing norms possible.
The chief secretary, Jharkhand Government has extended the lockdown period up to August 30, 2020. The home ministry of Government of India and the Chief Secretary, Jharkhand government order has already banned any social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious function and other crowd causing programmes completely.
The order says, if not complied with this order completely, the possibility of further spread of Corona virus cannot be discounted.
The SDO has said in the order that if any organization or group or person gathers a crowd at public place for religious programme or protest and if lockdown rules are violated in the process then strictest action would be taken against such organization or person under sections 188, section 295-A of Cr PC and Section 51 of Disaster Management Act 2005.
Meanwhile, the BJP leader and former district president of BJP Dinesh Kumar has criticised the administration’s decision to bar celebrations on Bhoomi Pujan day by the Hindu outfits.
He said that the Hemant Soren government is disrespecting the emotions of the common people. He sadi that the administration and the state government should reconsider the decision to ban celebrations and should respect the feelings of the devotees of Bhagwan Ram.