Tamil Nadu bans pongal festival, bans visiting temples

Chennai: Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin has banned Pongal festival, cultural programs and public gatherings in the state due to rising cases of corona virus. CM Stalin has announced that all government and private programs related to Pongal will be postponed. Apart from this, CM Stalin has also banned people from visiting the temple on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The decision has been taken after a high-level meeting led by CM MK Stalin with State Health Minister Subramaniam and senior health officials. In view of the increasing cases of corona, the government has also announced to impose night curfew from Thursday (6 January 2022). However, a complete lockdown will be imposed in the state on January 9. During this, restaurants will be open for food delivery only from 7 am to 10 pm.

The decision to ban the Pongal festival has sparked outrage among locals and social media users. He has raised questions with the government about imposing restrictions in the state just before the Hindu festival. One social media user tweeted and wrote, 'Why not do this on Christmas and New Year? People celebrated Christmas with great pomp?' At the same time, a user wrote that after allowing the Tamil Nadu government to celebrate New Year and Christmas in the state, it has now been done deliberately.

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