With the kind of clarity we have rarely heard in recent time, the honourable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh said:
1) [in Hindi] if during Eid I cannot stop the namaz being offered on roads. then I have no right to stop the celebration of Janmashtami at police stations. if he cannot stop the offering of namaz on roads during Eid, he has no right to stop celebration of Janmashtami at police stations.
2) what is an auspicious religious procession (Shiva devotees Kanwar Yatra) without “band baaja, microphones, DJs and music systems“, AND
3) if these are banned for this Yatra they should be banned in EVERY place of worship and if they cannot be, then these cannot be banned for the Yatra either.
Soooooooo much common sense and well said! You have truly spoken of equality and fairness to one and all.
Source: Indian Express
- 18 Aug 2017