The Allahabad High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to provide necessary information on the PIL alleging large-scale financial irregularities in the Kumbh Mela held in Prayagraj in 2019.
Last week, the Haridwar district administration ordered a probe after reports emerged that over one lakh fake tests were conducted during the religious gatherings. According to reports, the labs apparently did so to meet the daily testing quota of 50,000 tests set by Uttarakhand High Court.
Sitting on the banks of the Ganga is meditative, heals the self, rests the body and delights the soul. But at some point, one has to question the wisdom of allowing the Kumbh when a ferocious pandemic is engulfing the country.