Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that only traditional religious processions will be allowed in Uttar Pradesh and that such religious processions should not be organized without permission. The order comes in the wake of a clash between two groups at Jahangirpuri in Delhi on Hanuman Jayanti and the burning of vehicles.
Microphones and loudspeakers can be used, but make sure their sound does not disturb others. “Everyone in Uttar Pradesh is free to practice their religion,” he said. Clashes erupted in Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka over religious ceremonies. In Maharashtra and Karnataka, there was a controversy over loudspeakers. It is in this context that the government tightened control in UP.
The move comes ahead of Eid and Akshaya III celebrations. The directive also states that organizers must submit an affidavit promising to maintain peace and unity at events related to religious observances.