Kanwar Yatra 2019: Video of Kanwariyas Drinking Alcohol at Garh Mukteshwar Ghat Goes Viral, Hapur Police to Take Legal Action

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Hapur, August 1: A video of a group of 'kanwariyas' seen drinking liquor at Garh Mukteshwar ghat has gone viral. People involved in the act have been identified and police have assured action will be taken against them.

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According to an ANI tweet, ASP Sarvesh Mishra said, "The kanwariyas are seen drinking liquor in an area where it is prohibited. It's illegal. Those people are being identified. Legal action will be taken." Kanwar Yatra 2019: SDRF Rescues Kanwariya from Drowning in Kangra Ghat in Haridwar.

For the convenience of the pilgrims in the Meerut Zone, 'Kawad Yatra management App' has been designed. The App available on Android will help pilgrims to locate nearest camps, water and toilet facilities, hospitals and police helpline.

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Check ANI tweet:

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Two days back in Haridwar, the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) rescued a Kanwariya from drowning in Kangra Ghat. The Kanwariya was trying to swim through the Pantdip Ghat but the strong tides in the water swept him away towards the Kangra Ghat. He was about to drown but was saved due to the swift action of an SDRF official.

The Kanwariyas visit Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand and Sultanganj in Bihar during Shrawan Mass to fetch holy waters of River Ganga.