No religious procession in UP should be taken out without permission: Adityanath

Amid incidents of violence at festivals in some states, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered that no religious processions be carried out without permission and that the use of loudspeakers should not not disturb others. With Eid and Akshaya Tritiya festival likely to fall on the same day next month and many other festivals lined up in the coming days, Adityanath said police should be extra careful.

During a law and order review meeting with senior officials here on Monday, he said everyone has the freedom to follow their method of worship according to their religious ideology.

”Although microphones can be used, make sure that the sound does not come out of any room. Other people should have no problem,’ he said, adding that no permission should be granted to install speakers at new sites.

”No religious procession should be taken out without permission. Before giving permission, a sworn statement must be taken by the organizer regarding the maintenance of peace and harmony.

”Permission should only be granted for religious processions, which are traditional. New programs should not be given unnecessary permission,’ Adityanath added.

The orders come amid violence during the Hanuman Jayanti procession in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area on Saturday and reports of violence during Ram Navami rallies in Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat and West Bengal recently.

He also directed officials that religious programs and worship should only take place in designated places and that it should be ensured that no religious events take place by disrupting roads or traffic. The chief minister also canceled the furlough of all police and administrative officials until May 4 and asked all those on furlough to report within 24 hours.

He also ordered ADG-level police station officials to engage with religious leaders in the next 24 hours to ensure peace during the festivals.

“The furlough of all Administrative/Police Officers, SHO, CO and District Police Chiefs to District Magistrate, Divisional Commissioner is canceled until May 4 with immediate effect. “Those who are currently on leave should return to the duty station within the next 24 hours. This arrangement should be handled by the Chief Minister’s office,” he said, according to an official statement.

Additional police forces should be deployed in sensitive areas and drones should be used to monitor the situation. Every evening the police should carry out foot patrols and the Police Response Vehicle (PRV) should remain active, he said.

The safety of every citizen of Uttar Pradesh is the primary responsibility of all of us, Adityanath said, adding “we must always be vigilant and careful about this responsibility which is ours. ”All necessary efforts should be made keeping in mind the local needs so that every festival takes place in peace and harmony, he said and asked to deal harshly with those who post malicious statements. . ”Those who attempt to vitiate the atmosphere must be dealt with rigorously. There should be no place for such people in a civilized society,” he said.

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