The UP government has decided to convert a giant hall - Aala Hajrat Haj House in Ghaziabad - meant to accommodate Muslims visiting Mecca, into an isolation building meant to quarantine those suffering from Coronavirus attack.
Bengaluru: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is making news for all the robust decisions he is taking.
His decisions to withdraw welfare schemes for those parenting more than three kids with a view to curbing population and to erect a hoarding in a public area, displaying the names of rioters who went on a rioting spree during anti-CAA riots were welcomed with elan.
Now, you can add one more to your list.
The UP government has decided to convert a giant hall, meant to accommodate Muslims visiting Mecca, into an isolation building meant to quarantine those suffering from Coronavirus attack.
The building under question is Aala Hajrat Haj House in Ghaziabad. As reported by a popular website, the complex is spread over an area of 4.3 acres, has ground plus six floors and includes 47 dormitory halls and 36 VIP rooms, and can accommodate 1,886 persons.
It was built at a cost of Rs 51 crore and was inaugurated in the year 2016 by the then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav. But it was shut down by the National Green Tribunal as it has no sewage treatment plant.
Known for his no-nonsense and an iron-fist approach towards administration, Yogi Adityanath is looked upon in a reverential manner.
More on hoarding
The hoarding erected by the Lucknow police also contains the residential address of each rioter. A total of 57 rioters have been identified in these posters and they have been asked to pay a total of Rs 1.55 crore. This includes damages caused both to the public and private properties.
The rioters have been instructed to pay up the amount they owe within 30 days or face seizure and auction of their properties.
It might also be recalled that the District Administration had issued notices to rioters.
The anti-CAA riots in Uttar Pradesh saw a lot of young men and women participate in it. Unfortunately, many antisocial elements, in the garb of peaceful rioters, ran riot and destroyed public and private properties with disdain.
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Last Updated Mar 7, 2020, 1:26 PM IST