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Lucknow: Meat sellers on indefinite strike to protest crackdown on slaughter houses

Since The Newly Appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s Order To Launch Crackdown Against Illegal And Mechanised Slaughter Houses, There Have Been Sense Of Resentment Among The Meat Sellers In The State.

PTI | Updated on: 25 Mar 2017, 05:30:34 PM
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Since the newly appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s order to launch crackdown against illegal and mechanised slaughter houses, there have been sense of resentment among the meat sellers in the state.  

Now, the meat sellers in Lucknow have gone on an indefinite strike to protest against the govt’s move to launch crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughter houses in Uttar Pradesh.

The mutton and chicken sellers who have pulled down their shutters have threatened to intensify their stir from Monday, said Mubeen Qureshi of the Lucknow Bakra Gosht Vypar Mandal.

As a result, non veg food outlet, including the famous Tunday and Rahim’s, who had shifted to mutton and chicken dishes after buffalo meat became scarce, too kept their shops shut.

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The meat sellers are piqued over the crackdown on slaughter houses which has adversely hit the livelihood of lakhs of people, Qureshi said.

He added that fish sellers too may join the protest.

After coming to power, the Yogi Adityanath government has ordered closure of illegal slaughterhouses and ban on cow smuggling aiming to fulfill a key electoral promise.

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State BJP leader Mazhar Abbas appealed to meat sellers saying that only the illegal shops and slaughter houses would face government action and the genuine ones don’t need to worry.

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First Published : 25 Mar 2017, 05:26:00 PM