Yogi says Ayodhya issue must be resolved

Agencies/New Delhi
April 4, 2017 NATIONAL 269 Views

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has seconded the Supreme Court’s observation that Ram Temple dispute should be solved amicably through dialogue.
Speaking on the Ram Mandir issue, Adityanath said: “I welcome the Supreme Court’s observations on the matter. This should be resolved amicably through dialogue. If the government’s cooperation is required at any stage then we are ready to do so.”
In his first interview since taking over as UP CM, Adityanath told RSS mouthpiece Panchjanya (magazine) that his decision to shut down “illegal slaughterhouses” was in accordance with the directives of the Allahabad High Court.
“The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2015 and the High Court in 2017 had made comments on illegal slaughterhouses in UP and given some directions to the state government. We have started taking action along those lines. You cannot confuse legal and illegal slaughterhouses. The government’s orders are clear. If a slaughterhouse meets all conditions and has a license, nobody can touch it. If any official does so, he or she will be punished. However, nobody will be allowed to spoil public order in the name of illegal slaughterhouses.”
He, however, prescribed vegetarianism as a way of life.
“If somebody is turning vegetarian, it is a good thing and they will stay healthy. However, I understand that everybody has their own needs and tastes. I cannot curtail individual choice. The constitution gives them that freedom. However, freedom should be exercised within a limit. If something is illegal, it is the government’s obligation to crack down on it,” CNN-News18 quoted the CM as saying.

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