The Ayodhya administration has refused to allow the staging of Ram Leela in the district amid the Covid-19 spread.
The district administration, however, has begun preparations to organise a grand celebration of virtual Deepotsav on the occasion of Diwali in the city.
The permission to stage Ram Leela in the city was sought by the ‘Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan’, the government department that organises the performance, but it was denied by the government, said Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan manager Ram Teerath.
Teerath said the Department had sought the permission to hold Ram Leela in the open within the Ayodhya museum premises.
“Over 300 Ram Leela artists have been facing difficulties in earning their livelihood for the last seven months as, after the suspension of the Ram Leela, the government did not issue payments to them. Ram Lila artist,” he said.
The Ayodhya administration,…