Guwahati: The Kamrup (metro) district administration has asked city-based Hindu groups to refrain from organizing any religious function on Wednesday to celebrate the bhoomi pujan ceremony at the Ram Janmabhoomi site owing to the COVID 19 situation.
On Tuesday, the metro district administration held a meeting with the representatives of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Hindu Jagran Manch and Assam Jamiat in presence of top officials of Guwahati city police.
Guwahati Police Joint Commissioner Debraj Upadhyay has asked all the groups to adhere to the Covid 19 protocols strictly and to maintain peace and harmony in the city.
During the meeting, the metro district deputy commissioner Biswajit Pegu said that there is no objection in holding religious programs at personal residences without violating the Covid 19 rules. He said that currently only three persons are allowed in a religious place whereas there is a strict ban in holding religious functions and public gatherings in the state.
He also urged the city denizens to follow the curfew timing. The city remains under curfew between 6 PM to 6 AM.
The bhoomi pujan ceremony on August 5 which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and 175 other guests. Home Minister Amit Shah, however, going to miss the event owing to his COVID 19 positive report.
Right in the middle of the venue is a two-feet-high white obelisk, which is a tapering stone pillar usually built as a landmark. This is the place where the “shilanyas” was done in 1989 and around which the bhoomi pujan ceremony will be performed.
Behind the main spot of the function, a large video screen that would play the ceremony live was installed.