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Adityanath's UP to be 'pure veg'

Yogi gets cracking: Anti-romeo squads, slaughterhouse, gutka bans and more
22 Mar 2017
  • Since his ascension to power, Yogi Adityanath appears to be on a fast-track implementation trajectory to set UP's records straight.
  • Being associated with extreme right wing ideologies until the recent past, the Yogi's decisions have been widely perceived threatening to liberal practices.
  • Let us find out what has happened in the past 72 hours in UP and what trends they point to!

  • Yogi Adityanath sets plans into action
    21 Mar 2017
  • Beginning to set his plans in motion, UP CM Yogi Adityanath conducted a meeting with the top officials in the state.
  • Ban on slaughterhouses and waiver of farm loans were amongst the things discussed.
  • Expressing concern over the killing of a BSP leader in Allahabad the previous night, he asked the UP Police chief to prepare a blueprint on state's law and order.

  • What has been done?
  • Actions taken include closing down of illegal slaughterhouses and introduction of anti-romeo squads to tackle eve-teasing. Most recently, he has introduced "a blanket ban on cow smuggling and a ban on gutka, chewing tobacco and plastic in government offices".
  • Stricter regulation has resulted in closing down of illegal slaughterhouses in Ghaziabad and Allahabad. Two youth were arrested by the anti-romeo squad in Lucknow.

  • The larger picture
  • A core part of BJP strategy for 2019 is to consolidate the Hindu vote bank. Actions taken by the new government in power such as ban on slaughterhouses cater to the wider Hindu electorate.
  • Anti-romeo squads aims at "making public spaces safe for women". Sunil Bharala, a key party figure noted that the squads would fight 'love jihad'.

  • A necessary evil?
  • Yogi Adityanath was expected to be tough handed with the state's law and order. Love jihad speculations aside, anti-romeo squads can be seen as a move to ensure women's safety. However, squads have caused fear, anxiety and risk of transformation into moral police.
  • Livelihood security concerns springing from the slaughterhouse ban could be put to rest given the government's ambiguous position on legal slaughterhouses.

  • NGT Order on Illegal Abattoirs
    The National Green Tribunal in 2015 imposed a ban on UP slaughterhouses, without environmental and sanitary clearances. It directed authorities to ensure stricter regulation, especially in hygiene and healthcare. The petition had been filed against illegal slaughterhouses across UP causing environmental pollution.

    UP's Anti-Romeo squad arrests 50 youths
    23 Mar 2017
  • An enthusiastic Uttar Pradesh Police initiated a massive 'Anti-Romeo' drive in CM Yogi Adityanath's hometown and parliamentary constituency of Gorakhpur.
  • Approximately 50 'Romeos' that were roaming around girls' colleges were sent behind bars.
  • During his election speeches, Yogi Adityanath had strongly advocated against sexual harassment faced by girls in public places and had suggested strict punishments for the same.

  • 100 policemen suspended after Adityanath's appointment
    23 Mar 2017
  • Over 100 policemen in Uttar Pradesh have been suspended for various forms of dereliction of duty after Yogi Adityanath became the CM of the state.
  • Ghaziabad, Meerut, Noida and Lucknow saw the maximum number of suspensions.
  • DGP Javeed Ahmed had orders a cleansing of the department earlier.
  • Most of those arrested are constables, while 7 officers were suspended in Lucknow.

  • Jeans, t-shirts banned by UP govt
    24 Mar 2017
  • UP CM Yogi Adityanath has now banned state government employees from wearing jeans or t-shirts during working hours.
  • Employees have also been asked to be on time and dispose of cases quickly and efficiently. Several tehsil employees in Bareilly were found in violation of the rule and asked to leave.
  • The move is the latest in a series of crackdowns initiated by the CM.

  • Adityanath's UP to be 'pure veg'
    25 Mar 2017
  • UP will face a dry spell when it comes to eggs, fish, chicken and meat as there is an indefinite strike of the sellers.
  • The sellers are being hurt by UP government's crackdown on buffalo meat sellers.
  • The buffalo meat crackdown is expected to hurt the entire non-vegetarian supply chain and will cut the restaurants ad hotel from the supply, impacting their sales.

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