NEW DELHI – Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said people should not take the law into their hands in the name of cow protection.

In a recent interview with Zee News channel, Adityanath said, “I feel the government is doing its work and no one should take law in their hand… We want to assure that there would be no action against any innocent person but the state government will not spare any criminal or mafia.”

The Chief Minister also said that triple talaq was a social problem and it should be left for Muslim community to resolve.

On the shutdown of illegal slaughter houses, the CM said his government has only followed the directions laid down by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and the Supreme Court (SC) and had not been touched the ones which met the norms.

On the Ayodhya dispute, Yogi suggested that the parties involved in the Ayodhya dispute should try and resolve it.

“(Ayodhya) matter is pending before the Supreme Court. The Chief Justice of India gave some good suggestions. State government is not a party before the top court. I had gone to Ayodhya and said that both sides together should come to some decision… whatever cooperation is required at state level, we will provide,” he said.