In Uttar Pradesh , there will be a ban on selling meat in the open on the designated route of Kanwar Yatra . Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath himself has given instructions to the officials in this regard.
Local district and police administrations are preparing to implement this ban by talking to meat vendors. Meat vendors in several districts have assured the administration that no meat will be sold on the way to the Kanwariyas.
Kanwar Yatra is being organized after two years
Let us inform that after two years the Kanwar Yatra is being organized and due to the corona virus epidemic, the Kanwar Yatra was not being held for the last two years.
In a recent meeting, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also asked to clean the paths used by the Kanwariyas, ban the sale of meat in the open and make arrangements for lighting, sanitation and first aid for the Kanwariyas on the way.
Every effort is made to conduct the Kanwar Yatra in a safe and peaceful manner – Additional Chief Home Secretary
Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said, “All efforts are being made to ensure that the Kanwar Yatra is conducted safely and peacefully across the state following the instructions given by the Chief Minister.”
Meat traders gave assurance in Bareilly and Bijnor
The district and police administrations have also started implementing the Chief Minister’s order.
Bareilly Senior Superintendent of Police Satyarth Anirudh Pankaj said, “We have contacted the meat traders and asked them to ensure that meat is not sold in the open. The traders have assured us this.”
Bijnor Superintendent of Police Dinesh Singh also made a similar appeal to the meat vendors and they have also been assured.
Most Kanwariyas pass through Meerut, preparations in full swing
For the convenience of Kanwar pilgrims, district administrations across the state have started repairing the roads. The divisional commissioner of Meerta, where most Kanwariyas pass through, held a meeting with all the district magistrates of the area and every little thing is being taken care of here.
CCTV cameras are being installed at various places, toilets etc. are being taken care of and the owners of dhabas have been asked to keep a rate list.
Weapons will not be allowed to be displayed during Kanwar Yatra
Chief Minister Yogi also made it clear in his meeting that no one would be allowed to display weapons during the Kanwar Yatra. Passengers will be allowed to play devotional songs on the music system, but they will have to keep the voice within limits.
The police administration has identified the sensitive areas and additional forces will be deployed there. Yogi has also instructed the officials not to harass the Kanwariyas.
3 crore devotees participate in the Kanwar Yatra every year
Kanwariyas are devotees of Lord Shiva. Every year about three crore Kanwariyas from the northern states go to Haridwar on foot and from here bring Ganga water to Kanwar and offer it to the Shiva temples of their area.
This journey starts in Sawan (July) and lasts till the first week of August. It is mainly attended by devotees from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh. This time the yatra will start from July 14.