In pics: Tourists flout Covid protocols in Haridwar, say 'we are not scared'

The drop in the number of Covid-19 cases and the scorching heat in northwestern Indian states has led to major influx of tourists to Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

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Pictures of travellers throning tourists spots have been surfacing the internet and raised concerns. “We feel like we have come out of jail after 2 years. There is a huge crowd but we are not scared of Covid-19. We have come here before the third wave,” two young tourists were quoted as saying by news agency ANI.(ANI)

Pictures of travellers throning tourists spots have been surfacing the internet and raised concerns. “We feel like we have come out of jail after 2 years. There is a huge crowd but we are not scared of Covid-19. We have come here before the third wave,” two young tourists were quoted as saying by news agency ANI.(ANI)

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Authorities tried to enforce Covid protocol and social distancing in Haridwar’s Har-Ki-Pauri at the Ganga ghat as the number of pilgrims increase.(HT Photo/Rameshwar Gaur)

Authorities tried to enforce Covid protocol and social distancing in Haridwar’s Har-Ki-Pauri at the Ganga ghat as the number of pilgrims increase.(HT Photo/Rameshwar Gaur)

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Devotees participate in Ganga Snan, in Haridwar on Friday.(ANI)

Devotees participate in Ganga Snan, in Haridwar on Friday.(ANI)

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A devotee pours water over an idol depicting Ganga Snan, in Haridwar on Friday.(ANI)

A devotee pours water over an idol depicting Ganga Snan, in Haridwar on Friday.(ANI)

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Traders can be seen beating drums in Haridwar to oppose proposed ferrying of Ganga Jal in tankers for Kanwariyas. They also demanded the opening of Kanwar yatra.(HT Photo)

Traders can be seen beating drums in Haridwar to oppose proposed ferrying of Ganga Jal in tankers for Kanwariyas. They also demanded the opening of Kanwar yatra.(HT Photo)

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Newly designated Uttarakhand CM, Pushkar Singh Dhami performs Aarti of Ganga Pooja at Har ki Pauri, in Haridwar on Wednesday.(ANI)

Newly designated Uttarakhand CM, Pushkar Singh Dhami performs Aarti of Ganga Pooja at Har ki Pauri, in Haridwar on Wednesday.(ANI)

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Swami gives Rukdraksh plant to CM Pushkar Singh Dhami during Ganga Poojan.

Swami gives Rukdraksh plant to CM Pushkar Singh Dhami during Ganga Poojan.

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