Lalitpur, Nepal – The coronavirus cases and its death tolls are surging daily in Nepal. To curb the spread of the virus, the authorities have extended the prohibitory orders in the valley. But defying the orders, local youths of Lalitpur decided to hold the chariot possessions of Rato Machhindranath.
Locals and police clashed on Pulchowk, Lalitpur when the locals attempted to pull the chariot. The police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the flooded crowd. Some locals even hit the traffic police and the video is viral on social media.
Yesterday’s incident also depicts that how people are frustrated due to the pandemic and ongoing lockdown. But people also should be sensible. Today, the world is facing an uphill battle of health pandemic. We can’t ignore the fact many people have lost their lives due to the pandemic.
In yesterday’s incident, many people gathered without maintaining safety measures. What would happen if the chariot is not pulled this year? People have their perceptions and belief regarding their religion. But they should be aware that this is a critical time. Many youths who gathered yesterday in the street should think they may survive this virus but think about those people and your relatives who are fragile, who are old, and are suffering from grave diseases.
If this pandemic ends away, this chariot can be pulled next year. It’s about and your life. If you are alive, you can protect your religion.
This is a time when you have to keep your religious belief on one side and your sense on the other side.
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