Lucknow, March 22: As per the direction of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi, an intensive drive is being carried out across the state against slaughter houses and retail outlets being run illegally and in violation of the Municipal and Pollution control laws. Actions have been taken against several slaughter houses and about two dozen have been sealed in Ghaziabad, Allahabad, Varanasi, Meerut and Hapur districts.
Slaughtering of cows and bullocks is banned in the state under the Uttar Pradesh Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1955. Also "Anti-Romeo squads" ordered by Yogi have started work across the state. Since yesterday, police teams have been patrolling near colleges, malls, parks and other public places. Surprise checks have produced offenders in many cities.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has said that the new government in the state would put forth a new development model and structure under the able guidance of PM Modi, on the lines of 'Sabka Saath Sabha Vikaas'. he pointed out would not only propel the state as a front ranking state of India, bereft of lawlessness, riots, graft and goondaism and would work for development of all sections of the society, every citizen of the state and every region and give a sense of security and safety to mothers and sisters.
Yogi has issued instructions to officers to ensure necessary public facilities for devotees at all 'Shakti Peeths' on Navratri. He has also directed to ensure fool-proof security measures at all levels with strict vigil on anti-social elements. He said that adequate arrangements for cleanliness, security, potable water and power supply during Navratri at Vindhyachal, Devipatan, Shakumbhari Devi (Saharanpur) should be made and with this special care should be taken to ensure hassle free traffic so that the devotees are not put to any inconvenience.
In the same way all necessary arrangements be made with regards to the Ram Navami festival in Ayodhya, Adityanath said. A large number of devout visit Ayodhya from all over the country and from other parts of the world as well, the Chief Minister said while directing the concerning officers to ensure that quality arrangements were made for the devotees and security measures also undertaken at these pilgrimages.
The Chief Minister also said that keeping in view the summer heat arrangements be made for pure potable water and measures be taken at local government hospitals to ensure stocking of essential medicines and presence of doctors. Adityanath Yogi also warned officers against any laxity in this regard.