Belagavi DC promises action over Agnihotra ritual involving BJP legislator
The authorities has taken a severe view of the Agnihotra organised by some individuals, together with MLA and BJP chief Abhay Patil, in violation of the lockdown in Belagavi on Wednesday.
Deputy Commissioner M.G. Hiremath has instructed officers to file a case with the jurisdictional police towards the procession below the Epidemic Diseases Act. Officers at Shahapur police station stated the COVID-19 nodal officers have been but to strategy them with a criticism.
Meanwhile, Mr. Patil stated the Agnihotra rituals would proceed until the second week of June and can be noticed by 300 households.
Mr. Patil had attracted the eye of the State by becoming a member of a public Agnihotra occasion organised by his followers in outdated Belagavi space. A slow-burning fireplace with wooden and medicinal herbs was taken across the outdated metropolis in a push cart. According to the chief, round 50 households had carried out the ritual of their houses. He claimed that the ritual was meant to “rid the city of COVID-19 virus droplets from the air”. He additionally argued it was not a violation of the lockdown norms.
He claimed historical Indian medicinal programs like Ayurveda confused on the significance of such rituals. “This is our effort to remind ourselves about Agnihotra and other native medicinal practices,” he stated.