Adityanath drawing similarity between Surya Namaskar , Namaz is appreciable: Muslim clerics

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Supporting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s statement on Surya Namaskar being similar as Namaz, Jamaat-E-Hind president Maulana Suhaib Qasmi on Thursday said every religion guides towards preaching peace and this statement will help the nation unite.

“Yogi Adityanath’s statement is appreciable which will unite the nation. Every religion guides us to follow peace and love and therefore we will embrace our country as one,” he told ANI.

He added that in every religion people worship in a similar manner as God is one.

“This belief followed by Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is highly appreciated,” Qasmi said.

Meanwhile, another Muslim cleric Maulana Kable Sadiq said that Muslims should not get afraid of Adityanth’s Government but with their own leaders.

“Muslim leadership is emotional about these issues as they do not have rational thinking. They should fear Owaisi and Dr. Mohammad Ayub,” he said.

Adityanath yesterday said both Surya Namaskar practised by Hindus and Namaz practised by Muslims have similarities.

“All asanas (postures) in Surya Namaskar, Pranayama activities are similar with the way Namaz is done by our Muslim brothers, but nobody has ever tried to bring them together because few people are interested only in ‘bhoga’, not yoga,” claimed Adityanath.

Adityanath further said, before 2014, even talking about yoga was also considered communal. But things changed after Prime Minister Narendra took steps to make yoga popular across the world. (readmore…)

 

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Yogi Adiyanath bans pan, gutka in UP offices, allocates portfolios

Adityanath was elected leader of Bharatiya Janata Party legislative party on Saturday

Swearing-in of UP Chief Minister

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday banned chewing of ‘paan’ (beetal leaves), and consumption of tobacco and its products in all state government offices, hospitals and educational institutions and directed for ban on use of polythene.

The Chief Minister also allocated portfolios to his ministerial colleagues, keeping several key departments like home, revenue, mining and jails with him.

Adiyanath inspected the Shastri Bhavan (annexe) here during his first full working day here after taking oath as the Chief Minister on Sunday. He inspected various floors and sections of the building to get a first-hand account of cleanliness and work ethos.

According to an official release, Adityanath gave a stern message that “old work style and lax attitude towards work” will not be tolerated and stringent action taken against those found wanting in discharge of their duties.

Adityanath asked Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar to ensure a proper system for upkeep, maintenance of files and records within a week and to ensure cleanliness in the Shastri Bhavan premises within the period.

He hoped that similar mechanism will be adopted in subordinate offices and noted that departmental presentations and reviews will be conducted in the fifth-floor conference room between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.(read more…)

After Adityanath’s slaughter house ban, women police battalions for UP?

Yogi Adityanath has made BJP’s Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra the state’s Magna Carta

Swearing-in of UP Chief Minister

With Uttar Pradesh (UP) Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath handing over the BJP manifesto (Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra) to bureaucrats to be implemented over the next five years, there may be many more surprises in store in the times to come.One of the first things his government did after being sworn in was to declare a ban illegal slaughter houses.

One of the other things in the BJP’s manifesto that was handed over to the state’s top bureaucrats is a proposal to raise women police battalions across the state. These women battalions are to be christened as Jhalkari Bai battalion, Uda Devi battalion and Avanti Bai battalion. All three women soldiers were part of separate rebellions against the British empire in what is called the Great Indian Revolt of 1857.

Hindi poet Srikrishna Sarala describes Jhalkari Devi in Volume 1 of his five-volume series chronicling Indian revolutionaries between 1751 to 1961 as the soldier who fought disguised as Lakshmibai, the queen of Jhansi against the British. Raising these three battalions named after Dalit women soldiers would also signal an acknowledgment to the Dalit community in the state. All three women soldiers were Dalits.

Mutiny at the Margins: New Perspectives in the Indian Uprising of 1857 edited by Crispin Bates from the University of Edinburg captures the narrative around these Dalit women warriors of the time. The book notes, “In many popular Dalit histories viranganas (women warriors) are reinvented as part of a movement to define Dalit identities. Thus, women like Jhalkari Bai of the Kori caste, Uda Devi a pasi, Avanti Bai a lodhi, Mahabiri Bibi a bhangi and Asha Devi a gurjari, all stated to be involved in the revolt of 1857 have become the symbols of bravery of particular Dalit castes and ultimately of all Dalits.”(read more…)