Uttarakhand Political Rallies Have Been Prohibited till January 16

According to an official order, political gatherings, dharnas, and demonstrations are prohibited in poll-bound Uttarakhand till January 16 due to an increase in coronavirus cases.

Chief Secretary SS Sandhu released new directives late Friday night that take effect on Sunday, saying that all political rallies, dharnas, demonstrations, and public activities such as cultural gatherings will be suspended throughout the state till January 16.

The Election Commission was recently instructed by the Uttarakhand High Court to investigate if poll rallies could be organised virtually and whether online voting was possible. The state’s assembly elections are coming up in a few weeks, and the Election Commission may release the dates this month.

Covid instances have been steadily increasing in Uttarakhand, with single-day cases surpassing 1500 for the first time in recent months.

Swimming pools and water parks, as well as Anganwadi centres and schools up to class XII, will be shuttered during the period, according to the directive.

Gyms, retail malls, cinema halls, spas, saloons, leisure parks, theatres, and auditoriums, on the other hand, will remain open with a 50% capacity during the period.

Uttarakhand Bans Political Rallies Until January 16 The Uttarakhand Assembly Elections will take place in early 2022. According to an official order, political gatherings, dharnas, and demonstrations are prohibited in poll-bound Uttarakhand till January 16 due to an increase in coronavirus cases.

Chief Secretary SS Sandhu released new directives late Friday night that take effect on Sunday, saying that all political rallies, dharnas, demonstrations, and public activities such as cultural gatherings will be suspended throughout the state till January 16.

The Election Commission was recently instructed by the Uttarakhand High Court to investigate if poll rallies could be organised virtually and whether online voting was possible. The state’s assembly elections are coming up in a few weeks, and the Election Commission may release the dates this month.

Covid instances have been steadily increasing in Uttarakhand, with single-day cases surpassing 800 for the first time in recent months on Friday.

Swimming pools and water parks, as well as anganwadi centres and schools up to class XII, will be shuttered during the period, according to the directive.

Gyms, retail malls, cinema halls, spas, saloons, leisure parks, theatres, and auditoriums, on the other hand, will remain open with a 50% capacity during the period.

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