Lucknow, Aug 17, 2017: In the wake to show equal respect to every religion, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that if he cannot stop people from offering namaz on the streets then he has no right to stop Janmashtamai celebrations at police stations in the state.
The UP Chief minister further said that every rule should apply to each and every section of the society.
Speaking at an event in Lucknow, Yogi said “If I cannot put ban on people offering namaz on the roads then I have no right to stop Janmashtami celebrations at police stations…I have no right.”
Meanwhile, referring to the recently concluded Kanwar Yatra, Yogi said that when officers red-flagged the use of microphones, DJs and music systems during the yatra, he asked them to ensure that no sound emanates from any place of worship.
“I asked the administration to issue an order banning the use of microphones at every place. I also asked them to ensure that no sound comes out from the premises of any religious place. I told them that if you can’t do this then we will also not stop this…yatra will continue,” the UP chief minister said.
“I asked if this was a kanwar yatra or a funeral procession. If they don’t play music and drums, don’t dance and sing, don’t use the mike, how will it be a Kanwar Yatra,” he added.
He added that “Celebrate Christmas. Offer namaz. Nobody will stop you. But if the law of the land is violated then it will create confrontation. That’s why these issues were prominently raised by Deen dayal Upadhyay.”