Chandigarh, October 21
The UT District Magistrate has prohibited the performance of religious ceremonies and rituals, which include the floating of lights and earthen lamps using mustard oil and the bursting of firecrackers, at the Sukhna Lake.

The order has been issued to check noise pollution and water pollution and is aimed at checking the disturbance of the eco-balance in the "silence zone" at the Sukhna Lake.

Violation of this order, issued under Section 144 of the CrPC, will lead to punishment under Section 188 of the IPC, according to a press note.

Source: TNS