Yogi Govt bans open sale of meat on Kanwar Yatra routes in UP

Yogi Adityanath. [File Photo]

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has prohibited the sale of meat in the open along the routes fixed for the Kanwar Yatra, which will commence from July 4.

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath issued the directions in this regard while chairing a review meeting with senior officials, including police commissioners, divisional commissioners, district magistrates and superintendents of police, ahead of the upcoming festival season, an official statement said on Tuesday.

“The traditional Kanwar Yatra will take place in the holy month of Shravan starting from July 4. Before this, Bakri Eid will be celebrated on June 29. This time is sensitive from the point of view of law and order. So, we have to be constantly alert and careful.” he said.

“Respecting the belief of devotees, meat should not be allowed to be sold in the open on the Kanwar route. The route should remain clean and sanitised. There should be provision for streetlights. Since the weather is hot, arrangements for drinking water should also be made,” the CM said.

He also directed officials to ensure that the sound level of DJ, music, etc to be used during the Kanwar procession is as per the prescribed standards.

“Give permission to the organisers of the event. But ensure that everyone follows the rules and regulations,” he said.

Adityanath also directed that there should be no display of weapons in religious processions.

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