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Char Dham Yatra 2024: Authorities impose Section 144 on Yamunotri route, limit use of horses and mules

Char Dham Yatra 2024: The Hindu pilgrimage Char Dham circuit consists of four sites- Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. The River Yamuna originates from the Yamunotri Glacier in Uttarakhand. Pilgrimage season peaks in Uttarakhand for the Char Dham Yatra annually during the summers.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma @20sheenu Uttarkashi Updated on: May 22, 2024 13:08 IST
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Image Source : PTI (FILE) A view of Yamunotri Dham during Char Dham Yatra in Uttarkashi district.

Char Dham Yatra 2024: The district authorities of Uttarkashi have issued orders to curb the movement of horses and mules in a bid to ensure smooth, safe and peaceful movement of pilgrims on the Shri Yamunotri Dham foot pilgrimage route. According to the order issued by the District Magistrate (DM) of the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand, Dr Meherban Singh Bisht, the maximum number of horses and mules going from Janki Chatti to Yamunotri and vice versa has been limited to 800, while the time for the movement of horses and mules is between 4:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Further, the order puts a complete ban on the movement of horses, mules and sticks beyond the Ghoda Padav in Shri Yamunotri Dham under any circumstances. In case of violation of the order, the accused will be punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Ensure safety of pilgrims, lives & property

Reportedly, this order came after the submission of a joint report by the Sub-District Magistrate (Barkot) Deputy Superintendent of Police (Barkot) and Additional Chief Officer, District Panchayat (Uttarkashi), which highlighted the necessity of crowd control to ensure the safety of pilgrims, lives and property.

"While keeping in mind the narrowness of the dham and the submitted report, the District Magistrate issued this order to ensure smooth and convenient movement on the Shri Yamunotri Dham foot pilgrimage route," said Uttarkashi District Administration.

Section 144 of Code of Criminal Procedure imposed 

"District Magistrate Dr Meherban Singh Bisht issued an order under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to ensure smooth, safe and peaceful movement of pilgrims on the Shri Yamunotri Dham foot pilgrimage route and has determined the maximum number and time period for the movement of horses, mules and ponies from Janki Chatti to Yamunotri," informed Uttarkashi District Administration.

They further added, "According to the said order, there is a complete ban on the movement of horses, mules and sticks beyond the Ghoda Padav in Shri Yamunotri Dham under any circumstances. If any person violates this order, then his act will be punishable under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code."

The District Magistrate has also directed the concerned department and officers to ensure immediate action regarding compliance with the said order. Earlier, on May 19, it was reported that a huge number of devotees thronged Gangotri and Yamunotri Dhams for darshan. According to information received, till 2:00 pm on Sunday, around 10,000 devotees had worshipped at Gangotri Dham and about 28,000 pilgrims from various places were moving towards Gangotri Dham.

At Yamunotri Dham also, till 2 pm on Sunday, 8,500 people had worshipped and about 20,000 people were moving forward on the Yamunotri route from various stops. Gangotri and Yamunotri Dhams are located in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. 

The Char Dham Yatra started on May 10 this year. The Hindu pilgrimage Char Dham circuit consists of four sites- Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. The River Yamuna originates from the Yamunotri Glacier in Uttarakhand. Pilgrimage season peaks in Uttarakhand for the Char Dham Yatra annually during the summers. 

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