In another move that reveals the anti-Hindu stances of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, the government has decided to strictly implement COVID-19 protocol across Kerala during the Onam celebrations, say reports. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed this on Wednesday during his daily press brief.
The police department has been instructed to ensure that social distancing is maintained at shops during the festive period.
“No celebrations will be permitted in public places. The public have been advised to use flowers from their own premises for the ‘pookalam’ (floral carpet) as flowers purchased or collected from elsewhere will increase the chances of community spread.,” the CM said.
Amidst the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Chief Minister held a virtual meeting with the district collectors, police chiefs and medical officers on Wednesday to discuss the COVID containment strategy in the state.
Hindus in the state have come up with stringent criticism on Pinarayi Vijayan’s double standards while approaching celebrations on two major festivals in the state. He had come up with similar restrictions during the Malayalam new year Vishu and Easter too.