Slaughter House Ban: Meat sellers in Uttar Pradesh go on indefinite strike from today
Lucknow : Following slaughter house ban in Uttar Pradesh by Chief Minister Yogi Aditya Nath, meat sellers in the state have decided to sit on indefinite strike from Monday onwards.
“We have decided to intensify our strike from tomorrow (Monday). All shops will remain closed. Fish sellers too have joined us and are extending support to us,” Lucknow Bakra Gosht Vypar Mandal office bearer Mubeen Qureshi said.
Post the announcement of ban several famous non-vegetarian shops in Uttar Pradesh, including Tunday and Rahim's, have shifted their menu to mutton and chicken.
Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Saturday claimed that he is only following the directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to close down illegal slaughterhouses in the state.
"In the past couple of years, NGT had given directions many times that illegal slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh should be closed down," Aditya Nath said during a rally.
"The government would not trouble those slaughterhouses which are following the norms and have license. But the ones which are violating NGT norms, which are polluting the environment and posing threat to public health, would not be spared," he added.
The Chief Minister also said the government has already started the process to ban these slaughterhouses.
(with IANS inputs)