Uttarakhand government cancels annual 'Kanwar Yatra' to Haridwar due to COVID pandemic

Taking lessons from the negligence shown during the Kumbh Mela earlier this year, the Uttarakhand government decided to cancel the annual Kanwar Yatra to Haridwar in the month of Sawan due to the COVID-19 pandemic as a precautionary measure. The yatra was cancelled last year too due to the coronavirus situation. The 'Kanwar Yatra' is an annual pilgrimage of Lord Shiva's devotees. The annual pilgrimage was scheduled to start on July 25 and conclude on August 6. Watch the full video to know more about this story and stay updated with the latest news and breaking stories only on Times Now.

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