If I Cannot Stop Namaz, I Have No Right To Stop Janmashtami Celebrations: UP CM Yogi After Gorakhpur Tragedy

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| August 17 , 2017 , 13:13 IST

Days after tragedy fell on Gorakhpur when more than 70 children in the BRD Hospital died in the span of a few days, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath On August 14 directed the police to celebrate the upcoming Hindu festival of Janmashtami in a 'traditional and grand' way.

Speaking at an event organised by the Prerna Jansanchar Evam Shidh Sansthan, Noida and Lucknow Jansanchar Evam Patrakarita Sansthan on Wednesday, the UP CM Yogi said that if cannot stop people offering namaz on the roads during Eid, he had no right to stop the celebration of Janmashtami at police stations.

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“Agar mai sadak par Eid ke din namaz padhne pe rok nahi laga sakta to mujhe koi adhikar nahi ki mai thano mein janmashtami ke parv ko rokun… koi adhikar nahi,” he said.

Since India is the land of many religions UP CM Yogi, expressing his views said that all festivals, regardless of which religion, should be celebrated in a grand manner.

CM Yogi revealed that when officers red-flagged the use of microphones, DJs, and music systems during the recent kanwar yatra, he questioned them whether it was possible to ensure that microphones are banned everywhere and no sound emnates from any place of worship, and that since that was not possible, the kanwar yatra should be celebrated as usual.

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“Maine kaha ki ye kanwar yatra hai ya shav yatra?… Arrey woh kanwar yatra mein baaje nahin bajenge, damru nahin bajega, dhol nahin bajega, log nachenge-gayenge nahin, mike nahi bajega to woh yatra kanwar yatra kaise hogi (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 said.

CM Yogi's comments come as probes have been launched in the matter of the deaths at the Gorakhpur hospital. While reports state that shortage of oxygen in the hospital caused the deaths, UP CM Yogi said that encephalitis takes a toll annually and that justice would be served once the matter has been probed.