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''Unlockdown'': Most places of worship to open in MP from Monday

''Unlockdown'': Most places of worship to open in MP from Monday
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Bhopal, Jun 7 (PTI) Places of worship outside

containment zones in several places in Madhya Pradesh will

reopen from Monday, when several restrictions for the

coronavirus-induced lockdown are set to be eased, though no

decision has been taken for red zones Indore and Bhopal.

The state government had issued the standard operating

procedure (SOP) for religious places on June 5.

According to an official, the doors of Ujjain''s famous

Mahakaleshwar Temple, one of the 12 ''jyotirlingas'' which

attracts several lakh devotees every year, would open from 8

am on Monday, though another ''jyortilinga'' at Omkareshwar in

Khandwa district, will follow the suit on June 16.

Mahakaleshwar Temple administrator SS Rawat said only

pre-registered devotees would be allowed to enter the temple,

adding that 350 such persons would be allowed in every hour,

with the daily limit set at 2,800.

"All social distancing measures have been adopted. Ten

sanitisation machines have been installed at the gates. The

entry of devotees would be stopped for an hour after every two

hours to sanitise the campus," Rawat informed.

Ujjain Collector Ashish Singh said Kal Bhairav temple,

the gurudwara at Freeganj, a Catholic church, Jama Masjid and

Madina Masjid would also open.

Rao Devendra Singh, a trustee of Omkareshwar temple,

said it would open on June 16.

Datia''s famous Pitambara Peeth will also open its

doors for devotees from Monday with pre-registration, Gwalior

Divisional Commissioner MB Ojha said.

He told PTI that all places of worship are allowed to

open from Monday in all districts in the division.

Bishop Gerald Almeida of Catholic Diocese of Jabalpur

told PTI, "We have prepared guidelines for churches based on

SOPs issued by the government. Churches have been asked to

increase the number of services to accommodate devotees while

adhering to social distancing norms. Also, it must be ensured

that every devoteeuses face mask and sanitizer."

Bhopal Collector Tarun Pithode said a meeting of

religious leaders took place on Sunday, and it was decided

that the meeting would reconvene on June 12 to discuss when

places of worship can open.

Maria Stephan, public relations officer (PRO) of the

Christian Dioceses of Madhya Pradesh State told PTI in Bhopal

that churches will follow the guidelines and directives of the

state government.

Bhopal-based Masajid Committee office-bearer Yasser

Arafat told PTI the decision to open mosques would be taken as

per directives of the local administration, adding that

mosques in red zones like Bhopal and Indore would not open as

of now. PTI CORS ADU BNM

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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