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CM Yogi Adityanath Takes Decision On Processions Amid Communal Clashes

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has given strict orders against religious processions. He has said that no religious processions will take place without permission, ensuring that no road and public place is blocked for a religious procession. Following this, the leaves (Offs) of all field policemen have been cancelled until May 4.

The Chief Minister issued the directives after chairing a review meeting on law and order situation with senior police officials on Monday. The officers are required to ensure that the existing mics are within permissible limits. Amid widespread outrage over incidents of criminal violence in some parts of the country, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has directed that no religious procession or marches will be allowed in the state without due permission.

Yogi Adityanath said that, “Everyone has the freedom to follow his or her method of worship according to the religious ideology while cautioning the police to be extra cautious to avoid any untoward incidents”. Moreover, the government in a statement said that, “All organizers will have to submit an affidavit promising to maintain peace and harmony”.

These orders go hand in hand in the backdrop of unfortunate incidents which we have seen transpiring in Jahangirpuri in Delhi. Recently, clashes erupted between two communities during the Hanuman Jayanti procession in northwest Delhi's Jahangirpuri leading to the torching of vehicles and hurling of stones.

The order comes as festival of Eid and Akshay Trithya are likely to coincide on the same day next month and many other festivals are also lined up in the coming days. It is issued to ensure that no religious procession is carried out without permission. Permission is given to those processions which are traditional and new events will not be given permission. No religious procession, no religious event on any of the public places or roads without police’s clearance, without administration's clearance.

The second big issue which has been addressed is the use of loudspeakers. No new place will be permitted to use loudspeakers as well as the existing loudspeakers and as far as religious places are concerned, they need to be within the possible sound limits. Among these instructions, a very strict instruction that has been given by the state government is being cautious about the fact that no underwater incident should happen in Uttar Pradesh.

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