Re­form Crowd Man­age­ment

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Apro­pos the Edit ‘Safe­guard Against Kol­lam-Like Tragedy’ (Apr 12), many of our tem­ples were built in eras when large crowds could not have been imag­ined. Sancta sanc­to­rum are cus­tom­ar­ily too nar­row to ac­com­mo­date large crowds. Long queues, lack of ad­e­quate space, squalor, high­deci­bel hus­tle and bus­tle and ram­pant com­mer­cial­i­sa­tion are the con­se­quences. This pre­cludes seren­ity and peace so es­sen­tial for of­fer­ing prayers. Crowd man­age­ment in our re­li­gious places should be ac­corded high­est pri­or­ity.

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