PM Modi, RSS Chief Aren’t Allowed To Attend Ram Temple Event As Per Coronavirus Guidelines
Grand arrangements are being made for the stone laying ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya on August 5 and invitations have been sent to several prominent personalities to attend the much-vaunted event. Earlier, a long guest list for the Bhumi Pujan of the Ram Temple was prepared, which has been shortened due to the prohibition of gathering at one place due to the novel coronavirus.
There are now around 50 VIPs who will attend the August 5 event. These include PM Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, VHP leader and temple trust general secretary Champat Rai, Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas head Mahant Nritya Gopal Das among others.
But looking at the rules issued by the Health Ministry, then this ceremony shouldn’t allow anyone above the age of 65 years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior BJP leaders Murali Manohar Joshi, L.K. Advani and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat were earlier included in the list of Bhumi Pujan celebrations of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
If the event follows the SOP issued by the Health Ministry for religious sites in June, many names may have to be removed even after the new list.
According to the SOP, people over 65 years of age, persons with comorbidities, pregnant women and children below 10 years of age are advised to stay at home. But BJP brass invited for the ceremony — PM Modi who is 69 years old, Mohan Bhagwat 69 years old, RSS general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi 73 years old and former Uttar Pradesh CM Kalyan Singh 88 years old, violates the COVID-19 guideline.
Along with this, the government has also banned religious congregations or large gatherings under Unlock 3.0 and a priest and 14 policemen have recently been found positive inside the temple, after which the danger for infection increases further.