Kumbh Mela: Thousands of devotees perform 'Ganga aarti' amid COVID

As India battles a second COVID wave, scores of devotees gathered at 'Har ki Pauri' in Uttarakhand's Haridwar on April 12 for the Ganga aarti. Large number of devotees offered prayers during the on-going Kumbh Mela. However, social distancing norms were flouted and several of the devotees were seen without masks. According to Kumbh Mela Police Control Room, a total of 31 lakh devotees have taken 'snan' in and around the Kumbh Mela area, till 6 pm today.