In a temple tragedy on Sunday at the famous Naina Devi temple in Bilaspur District of Himachal Pradesh more than 145 pilgrims have died in a stampede triggered by rumors of a landslide.
Himachal Pradesh officials confirm that at least 145 devotees have died, majority of those dead were children and women. Many more have been injured in the incident.
In spite of heavy rains, an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 pilgrims had gathered at the popular
Government, politicians and public react to such incidents with usual statements and immediately forget about it.
Stampede happens again and again and finally we find an easy excuse - insufficient security to control crowds often causes stampedes and deaths.
One life or hundreds of lives lost, we all are responsible for tolerating the lackluster attitude of temple authorities of some of the most famous shrines in
Money is never a problem for the popular shrines in
At this moment we can only pray for those that lost their precious lives and family members in the tragedy at
But we need to wake up and do something for the numerous stampedes that are in the waiting?