Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said on Sunday 29th May 2022 that there will be no Namaz on the streets in Uttar Pradesh. He also mentioned that thousands of mics and loudspeakers have been removed from religious places, and this is a great relief to the people in the state who were earlier troubled by the noise from loudspeakers. He said that people must have seen how the unnecessary noise was got rid of by removing the loudspeakers. Yogi Adityanath came up with this statement while addressing the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Uttar Pradesh state working committee meeting in Lucknow.
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The UP CM noted that during the just concluded Ramazan, there was no namaz on roads in the state, and the festival was conducted peacefully along with Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti.
Yogi Adityanath said, “Today Uttar Pradesh is a riot-free state. This new government in Uttar Pradesh has resumed its previous works in the state and taking them ahead. You must have noticed in the last two months. We celebrate the Ram Navmi programs in a peaceful manner. We celebrate the hanuman Janotsav in a peaceful manner. It is happening for the first time in Uttar Pradesh that in the month of Ramzan, on the last day of the month, the Alvida Namaz is not offered on the streets of Uttar Pradesh. Now there will be no Namaz on the streets in Uttar Pradesh. For Namaz, there is a fixed place which is their house of worship either a mosque or an Idgah. Dharmik programs or religious programs will take place in their fixed places only. They will not take place on the streets.”
Yogi Adityanath further said, “You must also have seen how people get rid of the unnecessary noise they were coping with and how more than 70000 mics and loudspeakers of various religious places which caused trouble to senior citizens, patients, and infants and all are either taken off or their voice is limited to the prescribed premises. This in itself is an example of how small things like a mic and voluntarily which would once be a cause for riot and anarchy or mutual tensions between two communities are now checked and voluntarily taken off. This has created new hope and trust in the minds of the people of the state. The new Uttar Pradesh of the new India is ready to take this trust ahead and assert its new identity very strongly.”
After Ram temple in Ayodhya, Kashi, Mathura appear to be ‘waking up’
Adityanath said that after the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the temple town of Kashi appears to be “waking up”, as are Mathura, Vrindavan, Vindhyavasini Dham and Naimish Dham.
Referring to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor, he said, “After the beginning of the construction of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya, the waking up (‘angadai’) of Kashi is before us.”
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“All pilgrimages centres like Mathura Vrindavan, Vindhyavasini Dham, Naimish Dham are once again waking up (‘angdai li’). In this situation we all have to move forward once again,” the UP CM said.
His remarks came amid legal proceedings over the temple-mosque disputes in Mathura and Varanasi, also known as Kashi.