Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Yogi Adityanath, has made yet another communally charged statement against Muslims while holding a constitutional post.
Justifying his decision to instruct Uttar Pradesh Police to organise grand Janmashtami celebrations, Adityanath said that there was nothing wrong in the order as Muslims too held prayers on streets.
He said, ” If I can’t stop people from doing namaz on streets, I’m not going to stop holding of Janmashtami celebrations in police stations.”
He also went on to take a swipe on the use of loudspeakers in places of worships and the administration’s inability to ban it.
Janta Ka Reporter had exclusively reported how Adityanath had written to the state police chief obstruction him to hold grand Janmashtami celebrations even as more than 100 mothers lost their little Krishnas due to his government’s poor governance. His action was widely deemed as insensitive and outright communal.
Reacting to Adityanath’s statement, All India Muslim Personal Law Board member, Zafaryab Jillani said, ” Adityanath is still behaving like he did when he was not a chief minister. He’s forgotten that he’s the chief minister of both Hindus and Muslims.”