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Varanasi stampede: Sharad Yadav asks for guidelines to curb such tragedies during religious gatherings

Sharad Yadav asks for guidelines to regulate religious congregations, saying such incidents have become common during such gatherings


By   |  Updated On : October 16, 2016 10:47 AM
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Make guidelines to avoid Make guidelines to avoid stampede tragedies: Sharadtragedies: Sharad (pics: PTI)

New Delhi :  

Expressing grief and concern over the stampede in Varanasi that killed 24 persons, former JD(U) president Sharad Yadav on Sunday asked for guidelines to regulate religious congregations, saying such tragic incidents have become common during such gatherings.

"I would like to mention that stampede and chaos in religious gatherings has become a common feature. There is a need to establish proper guidelines and systems in place so that such incidents do not happen again anywhere in the country," the Rajya Sabha member said in a statement. 

Yadav said he is deeply saddened on the death of 24 people and injuries caused to many more and conveyed condolences to the bereaved families. Twenty-four people were killed and 50 injured in a stampede on an overcrowded Rajghat bridge on the border of Varanasi and Chandauli when followers of a religious leader were crossing it to attend a congregation on Saturday.

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First Published: Sunday, October 16, 2016 10:28 AM

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