yogi adityanath: Organisers to obtain prior permission, give undertaking before taking out any religious procession: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Monday said that no Shobha Yatra or religious procession will be taken out without prior permission and the organizers of any such religious event will have to sign an affidavit that communal during such processions/events. Peace will be maintained.

In view of the prevailing circumstances following the communal clashes in several parts of the country, during the recent Hanuman Jayanti Shobha Yatra in Jahangirpuri, the CM held a video conferencing with the police and administrative officials late on Monday night and gave them guidelines. lamps. To ensure that communal harmony is maintained in the state during the upcoming festivals, Akshaya Tritiya and Eid are expected to fall on the same day.

Also against the backdrop of protests by some political parties and Hindu right-wing organizations against the use of loudspeakers in mosques in Maharashtra and Aligarh, Yogi said that everyone is “free to follow their chosen method of worship” according to their religious ideology. is”. However, he said, while “the microphone can be used”, it should be ensured that its range of sound is limited to the premises where it is being used so as not to cause inconvenience to people outside. Subsequently, he said that no new permission should be given for mics, without mentioning mosques or loudspeakers.

“No procession or religious procession shall be taken out without prior permission. An undertaking regarding maintenance of communal peace should be signed by the organizers of such processions. Further, permission should be given only to traditional events and no new The event should not be allowed,” the CM said, adding that those making “mischievous statements” and trying to “mutilate the atmosphere” should be dealt with strictly.

The CM also asked the police officers from station in-charge to ADG to reach out to religious leaders and other influential people of their respective areas and maintain dialogue (regarding maintaining communal peace).

Adityanath canceled the leave of all police and administrative officers till May 4 with “immediate effect” and asked those who are on leave to return to their postings within 24 hours.

Last week, as communal clashes broke out in states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, CM Yogi expressed satisfaction that no such incident has happened in UP. Rishi Bajrang Muni Das, who had attacked the rape of Muslim women in a speech, has been arrested by the UP Police.

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