- Title: India, Pakistan continue traditional beating retreat amid coronavirus concerns
- Date: 28th June 2020
- Summary: ATTARI, PUNJAB, INDIA (JUNE 28, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) DESERTED GATE AT INDIA-PAKISTAN BORDER SOLDIER WALKING TOWARDS BORDER IN LARGELY DESERTED AREA FLAG OF PAKISTAN SEEN ACROSS BORDER BORDER GATE PHOTOGRAPH OF PAKISTAN'S FOUNDER, MOHAMMAD ALI JINNAH MOUNTED AT INDIA'S GATE VARIOUS OF AERIAL VIEW OF DESERTED SPECTATORS STAND INDIA'S BORDER SECURITY FORCE (BSF) MEN MARCHING TOWARDS BORDER GATE (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) BORDER SECURITY FORCE SOLDIER, CONSTABLE DHARMANAND BHAT, SAYING: "Beating Retreat - the tradition is continuing like always. However, the entry of spectators here has been halted to ensure their security. We have also mandated masks, sanitizers, and things like that for the people here."
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- Keywords: Attari Border Beating Retreat Border Security Force Coronavirus India Pakistan Wagah Border lockdown tradition
- Location: ATTARI, PUNJAB, INDIA
- City: ATTARI, PUNJAB, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA001CKAA72N
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: As both India and Pakistan face severe coronavirus crisis, the traditional beating the retreat ceremony continues in its full swing, albeit with empty spectators stands, amid coronavirus concerns.
Spectators were barred from witnessing the visual spectacle that happens every day for the last 60 years, after the management at the border on both sides said they couldn't ensure physical distancing if such huge crowds.
However, even without the spectators and the hyper-enthusiastic cheers, the tradition goes on. A cacophony of patriotic slogans and cheering is witnessed regularly when the ceremony is conducted every evening at Wagah in Amritsar district.
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