All religious shrines to open from August 16 in J&K

All religious shrines to open from August 16 in J&K

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine said it would its own Standard Operating Procedure later. File photo

Tribune News Service

Jammu, August 4

The Jammu and Kashmir Government on Tuesday announced to open all religious places or places of worship across the Union Territory after the Independence Day celebrations on August 16.

It, however, decided not to allow any religious procession and congregations till further orders. The government said it would issue separate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for opening of all religious places for the public.

Gyms, yoga centres allowed to function

The State Executive Committee, headed by Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, while issuing fresh guidelines for regulating activities within the Union Territory for effective containment of Covid-19, also decided to allow gyms and yoga centres to function by adhering to the SOPs.

The State Executive Committee, headed by Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, while issuing fresh guidelines for regulating activities within the Union Territory for effective containment of Covid-19, also decided to allow gyms and yoga centres to function by adhering to the SOPs.

It also decided not to open schools, colleges, universities, educational, training and coaching institutions (including anganwadi centres), etc, except training institutions run by the Central and state government till August 31.

“However, online/distance learning shall be permitted. Their offices can continue to function for administrative purposes,” the committee said.

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