People violate lockdown, participate chariot festival in Karnataka
Fri, Apr 17, 2020, 05:12 PM
Hundreds of people participated in the Siddalingeshwara Chariot festival held on Thursday at Chittapur village in Kalaburgi, Karnataka. Video footage from the village shows devotees surrounding the chariot and following it. An FIR has been filed against 20 people while a sub-inspector has been suspended over the lapse in maintaining law and order. The investigation is underway as to how so many devotees were allowed to congregate despite the country being under lockdown orders. The total number of positive cases in Karnataka is 315.