'Operation Maryada' begins to stop creating ruckus at religious places, arrests will be done
In Uttarakhand, the police have taken a strict stand to stop the people from creating scenes at ruckus and other religious places
In Uttarakhand, the police have taken a strict stand to stop the people from creating scenes at Chardham and other religious places. To crackdown on such elements, Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar launched 'Operation Maryada' on Thursday. Under this campaign, the police will keep a close watch on the religious places and the banks of the Ganges and will arrest and take strict action against the person who is found to be creating ruckus or consuming drugs here. Along with this, strictness will also be taken against those who spread dirt at tourist places. They will be fined under the Police Act.
In recent days, cases of ruckus have come to the fore at Har ki Pauri and other religious places in the state. At Har ki Pauri in Haridwar, some youths were caught smoking hookah while bathing in the Ganges. There was a lot of commotion about this. Along with the pilgrimage priests, various sections of the society had expressed strong objection to this. After this, the police also came into action mode and the DGP did such a thing.
Director-General of Police Ashok Kumar says that all tourists coming to Uttarakhand are welcome. Tourists are requested that Uttarakhand is Devbhoomi, respect its culture, mother Ganga and nature. Ruckus at religious places and on the banks of the Ganges, consumption of drugs and littering at tourist places is not a dignified practice. Those who do so will be dealt with strictly.