UP sets example again: No namaz on roads, no sacrifice of banned animals

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh set an example once again as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s request for Eid-ul-Azha (Bakrid) was met with resounding support with Eid prayers offered in designated areas and not on the roads, ensuring traffic flow remained unobstructed across the state.

Muslim religious leaders backed the Chief Minister’s appeal, leading to Eid prayers held exclusively at designated Eidgahs and other traditional locations.

In areas where mosques and Eidgahs had limited space, prayers were conducted in different shifts.

A similar situation occurred during Eid-ul-Fitr when people responded to the Chief Minister’s appeal by offering prayers in mosques.

Tight security measures were implemented across the state, including drone surveillance in sensitive areas. Additionally, a heavy police force conducted a flag march the day before to reassure the public about their safety.

CM Yogi had already given instructions
CM Yogi had already instructed officials from all districts and senior state-level officers regarding Bakrid preparations. He emphasized the importance of maintaining dialogue with religious leaders and other prominent community members to ensure a positive message is conveyed to the public.

He advised senior officers at the police station, circle, district, range, zone, and division levels to hold peace committee meetings and involve the media to maintain an atmosphere of peace and harmony. Additionally, he directed that designated areas for sacrifices be marked in advance and stressed that the sacrifice of banned animals should be strictly prohibited. A systematic plan for waste disposal after the sacrifices should also be implemented in every district.

Chief Minister’s efforts yielded positive results
CM Yogi’s instructions and efforts had a positive effect throughout the state, ensuring that no namaz was offered on the roads. According to estimates, this year, namaz was performed at more than 30,000 places across the state, with about 3,000 designated sites where strong security arrangements were made.

Previously, in many cities across the state, millions of people would offer namaz on roads and other places, causing traffic problems. However, as a result of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s call, a new message is being sent across the country, with namaz being peacefully performed in mosques and Eidgahs in every district of the state.

Additionally, with Ganga Dussehra on Sunday, Eid-ul-Azha on Monday, and Bada Mangal of the Jyeshtha month on Tuesday, the state police department remained on high alert. This proactive approach helped dispel fears of potential disputes, leading to joyful and enthusiastic celebrations reported from all 75 districts.

Peace and harmony have become the new tradition of UP
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s emphasis on social harmony and robust law and order is yielding significant results in Uttar Pradesh. Under his leadership, religious events are increasingly characterized by peace and unity, establishing a new norm in the state. Over the past seven years, Uttar Pradesh has not witnessed a single riot, and all major festivals and events have been conducted safely, reinforcing its reputation as a curfew-free state.

In contrast to many other states where incidents of violence and disruption marred recent festivals like Ram Navami, Uttar Pradesh saw more than 800 processions without a single dispute reported. This track record has positioned Uttar Pradesh as a model of law and order for the entire country.