Lucknow: In a resolute move, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials in his state to take strong actions against individuals attempting to incite hatred and unrest over the issue of Palestine, amidst the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict in West Asia.
CM Yogi Adityanath presided over a law and order review meeting at his Lucknow residence where he conveyed a clear message: “any activity contrary to the views of the Government of India would not be accepted on this issue.”
The government spokesperson stated, “The chief minister ordered that be it on social media or any religious place, no controversial statement should be issued by anyone, and if someone makes a malicious attempt to do so, then strict action should be taken against them immediately.”
Adityanath also emphasized the importance of maintaining open communication with local religious leaders, directing police and administrative chiefs in every district to liaise with them.
This directive comes in the wake of the recent booking of four students from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in the state for allegedly organizing a pro-Palestine march on the campus. The AMU has initiated an internal inquiry into the matter.
The Israel-Hamas conflict has caused significant casualties on both sides, with targeted attacks on Israeli civilians and Israeli air strikes in Gaza.