Ayodhya to hold Ram Navami mela despite COVID-19 fears

Deccan Herald
In an apparent bid to avoid a ‘Hindu’ backlash, especially, when the next assembly polls in the state are due in two years times, the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has given a go-ahead for the ‘Ram Navami Mela’ in Ayodhya dismissing concerns against its own advisories against large gatherings in view of the Coronavirus outbreak.

According to some estimates,…