Amid incidents of violence during festivals in some states, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed that no religious procession should be taken out without permission and that usage of loudspeakers should not inconvenience others.
With Eid festival and Akshaya Tritiya likely to fall on the same day next month and many other festivals lined up in the coming days, Adityanath said the police needs to be extra cautious.
During the course of a review meeting on law and order with senior officials here on Monday, he said everyone has the freedom to follow his method of worship according to his religious ideology.
Meanwhile local Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Prem Sharma was arrested on Monday for allegedly organising the Hanuman Jayanti procession in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri on Saturday without requisite permission. He was later released on bail.
Nine people were injured after communal clashes had broken out in Jahangirpuri during the procession on Saturday evening.