Lucknow, Sep 22: The Akhara Parishad on Sunday said the decision over the expulsion of Swami Chinmayanand will be taken at a meeting of the body on October 10 in Haridwar.

Confirming it, Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) president Narendra Giri told PTI," In most of the cases like this (referring to case of Swami Chinmayanand), the seer is expelled from the Akhara Parishad until he is proven innocent."

Narendra Giri informed that the 72-year-old former Union minister belonged to the Prayagraj-based Mahanirvani Akhara.

Of the 13 'akharas', seven are Shaiva and three each are Vaishnava and Udaseen, Giri said.

The word 'akhara' came from the word 'akhand', which means "indivisible", he said.

In terms of strength, the Juna Akhara was the largest followed by the Niranjani and Mahanirvani Akharas, he said.

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New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry on late Saturday evening extended the lockdown till June 30 but allowed restaurants and malls to re-open from June 8.

The ministry issued guidelines that all the activities that were banned earlier will now be opened except in containment zones and areas sealed down due to high number of cases.

The guideline however added that a decision on re-opening schools for next academic year will be taken in July after consulting schools.

All activities banned earlier will be opened up in areas outside Containment Zones in a phased manner, with SOPs to be prescribed by the Health Ministry.