December6 , 2021

Rs. 500 Fine, Says Advisory After Ladakh MP’s Tweet On “Inhuman” Littering



Pilgrims discovered littering might be fined Rs 500, the advisory says.


The administration in Ladakh has determined to impose fines on pilgrims visiting the Union Territory for Sindhu Pushkaram, a pageant of the river Sindhu (Indus), for littering and throwing trash within the open close to the Sindhu river.

An advisory was issued after Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal raised severe concern over polluting the world and termed it “inhuman”. While welcoming the pilgrims, he requested “Will goddess Sindhu be happy with this behavior of devotees?”

Pilgrims discovered littering might be fined Rs 500, the advisory says. “Pilgrims found littering or throwing trash in open at ghats or pooja sites shall be imposed a fine of Rs 500 on the spot,” it reads.

On Tuesday, the BJP MP had tweeted images the place a number of plastic luggage and bottles could possibly be seen dumped in and across the river Indus.

Thousands of pilgrims are in Ladakh for the pilgrimage. Mr Namgyal had urged these visiting Ladakh to not pollute “the clean environment by dumping garbage”.

The Sindhu Darshan pageant is a three-day occasion celebrated in June yearly. However, this 12 months the pageant was postponed because of the pandemic. The pageant recognises the Sindhu (Indus) river as a logo of unity, peaceable co-existence, and communal concord.

This was not the primary time that Mr Namgyal urged vacationers to respect the tradition and great thing about Ladakh. Earlier in July, he had a stern message for these visiting Ladakh: “This is our home, not your dustbin”.

Chips packets, empty plastic bottles, and plastic luggage are actually changing into a typical sight within the common vacationer vacation spot. Rising footfall within the area after easing of restrictions imposed because of Covid has additionally contributed to an increase in pollution left by guests.