Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today held his trademark Janata Darbar (public meeting) at Gorakhnath Math Temple in Gorakhpur to directly listen and address grievances of people.
Gorakhpur: A Sikh, who came to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, was stopped by security personnel and ordered to remove turban and sword. When the Sikh refused to do so, the security force prevented him from entering. On Friday, Yogi visited Gorkha Nath temple, where he asked about the well-being of the people worshiping in the temple and then later in the Janata Darbar.
Tejpal Singh, who lives in the Dharamsala market during the Janata Darbar, went to meet the Chief Minister but the security personnel stopped Tejpal Singh for a search and asked to evict the kirpān. On opposing, he stopped him from going in. Tejpal Singh gave the Kirpan down. When he entered the house, the security personnel asked him to take out the turban and look through it. But Tejpal Singh refused to do so.
Other people present on the occasion took the side of Tejpal Singh, after which Tejpal Singh was allowed to meet the Chief Minister. On meeting Yogi, Tejpal Singh referred to his abusive behavior. After this, the Chief Minister directed his personal secretary to explain the security personnel.
Tejpal Singh said that he has been visiting Yogi from the beginning but never had done it earlier. He said, “After 1984 Sikh Genocide, such an event in UP has probably been the first time a Sardar has been asked to bring down the turban and do a search. This is unfortunate in India and having such a behavior in the Gorakhnath temple complex was a lot of derogatory to me. “