Pregnant woman among six injured in stampede at Yogi Adityanath’s janata darbar
About half a dozen people, including a pregnant woman, sustained injuries during a stampede during janata darbar of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inside Gorakhnath temple in Gorakhpur on Sunday.
A large number of followers of Nath sect from different parts of the country and Nepal had descended at Gorakhnath temple and matt to seek blessings of their Guru Yogi Adityanath on the occasion of Guru Purnima on Sunday. At the same time, large number of people from eastern UP seeking solution to their problem also made their way to the temple to meet the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister, who had donned the mantle of Guru of Nath Sect and Pethedheshwar Goarkhnath temple, had to leave the ‘Deeksha’ program midway when crowd trying to meet him swelled at the complex. He suddenly decided to meet people first and give blessings to his disciples later.
Though elaborate arrangements were made to control the crowd and only batches of 50 people were allowed to go inside Hindu Sewashram where Yogi was holding janata darbar but those who queued up since wee hours became restless and pushed each other to force their entry. This led to stampede in which six people, including a pregnant …read more