Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim in Shimla has come out support of the ban on cow slaughter in UP and said such ban should be imposed across the country.

Here in Shimla on Saturday for a short visit, he strolled on the Ridge and the Mall on Sunday afternoon along with his family.

Under Z-plus security cover, he pulled up crowd on the Mall and Ridge, with people flocking to seek his blessings.

He also appreciated the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign and said the people should come out in the support of the campaign for its successful implementation.

Gurmeet Ram Raheem blamed foreign hand for drug menace in the country and said the Centre government should take strict measure to protect the youth from drug abuse.

He urged the addicted youth to take religious recourse to seek freedom from these evils.

Ram Rahim will be heading to Palampur from Shimla for a satsang (religious gathering) at Chachian in Palampur.