Justice Katju’s letter to Yogi Adityanath
Dear Yogi Adityanath,
I read media reports that lions are starving in the UP zoos because of the unavailability of meat. Also, Akhilesh Yadav has expressed concerns that the cows you will bring in to your new residence might cause inconvenience to the peacocks he had adopted.
Please remember that the only policy which can hold India together is equal respect and treatment to all animals and birds. India does not belong to cows alone, it belongs equally to tigers and peacocks.
Secondly, your ban against eating Gutka and pan masala in government offices is draconian. Everyone should have the right to chew whatever he wants. This was the policy of the great Emperor Akbar. There is nothing wrong with eating Gutka. I have eaten Gutka and will eat it again.
Thirdly, your creation of Anti-Romeo Squad shows your ignorance and bias against one of Shakespeare’s greatest heroes, Romeo.
I would suggest you rather name this squad Pro-Juliet Squad to highlight its pro women identity.
Justice Markandey Katju