UP state government bans Muharram processions

The state government of UP banned religious processions during Muharram due to Covid 19 Pandemic and security reasons. The state government asked the district authorities would n’t allow public gathering in terms of Muharram. Tazias could not be publicly installed. They can be set up at the home according to Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Awasthi. Due to the Spread of Covid 19 Pandemic no permission can be given to take out any processions / Tazias the order said.
Additionally, officials were to speak to religious leaders to ensure strict compliance with the order.
As per the statement , there will be additional police presence in sensitive areas and containment zones along.