‘Noise of loudspeakers should not come out of the premises, should not inconvenience others’: UP CM Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed that no religious procession or marches will be allowed in the state without due permission. He also said that the usage of loudspeakers should not inconvenience others.
Yogi Adityanath’s warning comes at a time when the country has seen dastardly attacks on Hindu processions in the last few days which have claimed lives and destruction of public and private property.
The Chief Minister issued the directions after chairing a review meeting on law and order with senior officials on Monday. The order comes as the festival of Eid and Akshaya Tritiya are likely to coincide on the same day next month and many other festivals are also lined up in the coming days.
CM Adityanath said everyone has the freedom to follow his method of worship according to his religious ideology while cautioning the police to be extra cautious to avoid any untoward incidents.
The official handle of the Chief Minister of the Uttar Pradesh government tweeted, “No procession/ religious procession should be taken out without due permission. Before permission, an affidavit should be taken from the organizer regarding maintaining peace and harmony. Permission should be given to only those religious processions, which are traditional, new events should not be given unnecessary permission: UP CM Shri Yogi Adityanath Ji.”
कोई शोभायात्रा/धार्मिक जुलूस बिना विधिवत अनुमति के न निकाली जाए। अनुमति से पूर्व आयोजक से शांति-सौहार्द कायम रखने के संबंध में शपथ पत्र लिया जाए।
अनुमति केवल उन्हीं धार्मिक जुलूसों को दिया जाए, जो पारंपरिक हों, नए आयोजनों को अनावश्यक अनुमति न दी जाए:#UPCM श्री @myogiadityanath जी
— CM Office, GoUP (@CMOfficeUP) April 18, 2022
In a statement, the government said that all organizers will have to submit an affidavit promising to maintain peace and harmony before permission is given. Only those religious processions will be allowed which are traditional and new events will not be given permission.
At present, the UP Police have been asked the foot patrol ahead of the Eid and Akshaya Tritiya and keep active the police response vehicle. “All necessary efforts should be made keeping in view the local needs so that every festival is held in peace and harmony”, CM Yogi Adityanath said ordering to sternly deal with those issuing mischievous statements.
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