Yogi Adityanath warns gau rakshaks, says those breaking the law will be duly punished

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has said that the people should not take the law into their hands in the name of cow protection, and the government will not spare anyone involved in criminal activities.

In an interview with the Zee News channel, Adityanath also said that triple talaq was a social problem, and suggested that parties involved in the Ayodhya dispute should try and reach a conclusion.

File image of Yogi Adityanath

File image of Yogi Adityanath

Answering a query on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent remarks against cow vigilantism, Adityanath said his government was doing its work.

"I feel the government is doing its work and no one should take law in their hands. We want to assure that there would be no action against any innocent person, but the state government will not spare any criminal or mafia," Adityanath said.

Answering a query on triple talaq, Adityanath said it would be better if the Muslim community itself finds a solution to the issue.

"Triple talaq is a social problem. It would have been better if the Muslim community itself finds a solution. I am happy that Muslim women themselves have come forward. We have created a cell and said that their dignity should be protected and also their self reliance," Adityanath said.

On the Ayodhya dispute, he said the state government was not a party to the dispute. "(Ayodhya) matter is pending before the Supreme Court. The chief justice of India gave some good suggestions. The state government is not a party before the top court. I had gone to Ayodhya and said that both sides together should come to some decision. Whatever cooperation is required at the state level, we will provide," he said.

Answering a question on slaughter houses, Adityanath said they had implemented the directions of the National Green Tribunal and the Supreme Court and those who meet the norms had not been touched.

Adityanath said his government had made a provision in the budget to waive over Rs 36,000 crore of farmers loans and asked banks not to issue notices to the farmers who are covered under the waiver decision.

He also said his government takes guidance from the Centre whenever needed. "I go to party president (Amit Shah) and Prime Minister Modi for guidance," he said.

About the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Adityanath said that it would make India an economic superpower and lead to prosperity of all sections of people.

Updated Date: Jul 01, 2017 20:26 PM

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