District Collector bans fireworks display at Sabarimala temple till further order

Thiruvananthpuram: Yesterday, on 12th April, the District Collector of Pathanamthitta district decided to impose ban against the fireworks offering at Sabarimala temple till the further orders. It is notable that the fireworks display was conducted in Sabarimala, as an offering at the Sannidhanam, Malikappuram and Saramkuthy.

It is further notable as per the Collector of the concerned district that the offering at the Sabarimala which had earlier license to keep up to five hundred kilograms of explosives, now at March 31 the said license is expired and there was no move from the contractor to renew the same. Moreover, Collector also made it clear that the said fireworks display is a major offering at Sabarimala.

Harikishore- the said district collector also found stated to the police that the several security concerns about the big stock of the explosives kept at the Sannidhanam were raised due to the fire force reports. Moreover, the District administration is also promoted by the Paravur’s tragedy to rethink and resolve the issues. As such the aforementioned facts have led the District Administration to make the decision of said suspension of the fireworks “until further orders”, as per the district collector- Harikishore.

It is notable to this effect that the said Sabarimala temple in Kerala is open till 18th of April, as there is a Vishu festival, as such, the chances of reinstatement of the said offering before the said date of ending of the festival season, are very rare.

Moreover, the sources also informed that to check the illegal hoardings of the explosives, the district administration also set to gear up the raids in the various parts of the district, so that there should be strict effects of the orders.

It can also be safely said here that the recently happened big fire incident in the Kollam district has also shaken the authorities. The incident of massive fire at the Kollam- based Puttingal temple has killed over hundred of people and huge number of others were also injured. As such, it can be learnt from here that early precautions are always better than any further treatment.

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