D tragic death of 63 ppl - mostly women&children-in a stampede at an ashram in Mangarh,UP, has refreshed memories of similar incidents in Naina Devi where 160 persons died on August 3, 2008&Chamunda Devi temple in Jodhpur where 170 ppl perished on September 30,2008.It shows dat d
concept of crowd management is alien 2 organisers of such events. Organisers should put in place suitable measures & deploy volunteers 2 ensure the smooth movement of people.Dey can learn lessons 4rm d Gurudwara management of Shri Harmindir Sahib Amritsar whre lakhs of devotees vst daily wthout any stampede.Ur vws?
Not only the holy place Shri Harmindir Sahib Amritsar, but there are many like Shirdi, Shegaon and tirupati. They have excellent facility to tackle with such situations. Millions of people visited these place throughout the year. I have visited Shirdi thrice and the precautions they have taken up just amazed me. There is not a slightest chance of any unpleasure incidence. The concerned authority is always vigilant and also they have facilities like medical, food, clean drinking water, rest house etc., We have enough incidences of stampede in past too. But unfortunately there are lot of loopholes while conducting such vast gatherings at one place and it needs to be addressed with utmost sincerity.
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When the Place of Worship becomes too commercialized or the people who run such organizations are doing it to make a living, you cannot expect them to care for the people. Always remember that people in India are more after money than offering better services. There are only a handful of exceptions to this. So, such things like pilgrims / devotees death due to panic mania are bound to happen. Moreover, why do people throng the religious places blindly? Why they are so desperate? I really find it so shocking that people could be so nave to visit such dangerous places to risk their lives. There are no answers to such things in India. Accidents keep on happening day in and day out.