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One more religious gathering to fight COVID in Gujarat violates protocols, 10 booked


In yet another incident of religious fervour trumping common sense, thousands of women in a village came together violating COVID protocols to carry out a religious ceremony to help save the village from COVID!

The incident came to light after a video of the ceremony in a village in Shilaj’s Palodia village went viral. The women gathered to perform a religious ceremony to protect the village from COVID and during the ceremony did not bother to have a mask or maintain social distancing.

After the video went viral the police swung into action and booked 10 people including the sarpanch of the village for COVID protocol violations.

The video showed women carrying pots on their heads as part of the religious ceremony. Apart from the women, men and children had also joined the ceremony. It has emerged that the ceremony took place on Tuesday following which Santej police booked a case.

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In all, 35 people were questioned in connection with the case.

Other religious events that violated COVID norms

On May 6 an event involving a religious crowd in Dehgam’s Raipur village in Gandhinagar came to light where COVID norms were thrown to the wind.

A crowd had gathered at a religious function held in the village on May 4 which also saw a procession to the Badiyadev temple in the village. A video of the same also went viral and the local police booked 46 people for violating the norms including the organizers of the event. The cops also used the video footage to penalize those who attended the event without a mask.

Earlier 24 people were booked for organising a religious event purportedly against COVID and violating the norms in Sanand taluka of Ahmedabad district.

The case came to light after a video went viral that showed thousands of women congregating in a village in Sanand as part of a religious event held to pray for deliverance from COVID. COVID norms and guidelines also went for a toss.


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