No meat in Mathura, CM Yogi Adityanath bans alcohol as well

Editorial Comments

  • Congratulations to CM Yogi Adityanath for a decision which should have been there in the first place from Independence itself !
  • Why does the Indian Government not pass a law on this, applicable to all temples and religious places of Hindus in all States ?
  • Did you know that sale or use of tobacco is completely prohibited by law in Mecca and Medina, the Holy places for the Muslims ?

Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) – The Uttar Pradesh Government has banned the sale of meat and liquor in Mathura. The decision was announced by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami.

Yogi Adityanath said the decision was taken following the demand raised by the Seers of the Braj region. The administration has been asked to keep the Braj region free of meat and alcohol, said Yogi Adityanath.

He also said the officers concerned were instructed to make plans for the employment of people who were earlier engaged in this business.

After praying at the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple following the ritual birth of Bhagawan Shri Krishna at midnight, Yogi Adityanath attended the usual tradtional Janmashtami festivities at the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura.

Responding to a question, Yogi Adityanath said development in Mathura-Vrindavan was being done keeping in mind the cultural and spiritual heritage of the Braj region. A special authority has been made keeping that in mind.