India: Meat sellers on indefinite strike

India: Meat sellers on indefinite strike

Even as thousands of meat sellers in Uttar Pradesh shut shops for an indefinite period from Monday, the BJP-led government clarified that the crackdown was directed only against illegal slaughterhouses.

“The move aims to ensure health safety of the people by ensuring safe and clean meat to them”, state Cabinet minister Shrikant Sharma said. “Our government is going by the rule book and following the orders of Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal. The action is against only illegal slaughter houses. As far as meat shop owners are concerned, I would suggest that rather than go on strike, it’s better that they follow the rules,” Sharma added, as per PTI.

On the other hand, UP Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said in state capital Lucknow that those who have licences need not worry, and urged civil and police officials “not to be overexcited” while imposing the ban, which was promised by the BJP in its state election manifesto. The BJP had vowed to shut down all illegal slaughterhouses and place curbs on all mechanical abattoirs in the state.



Source : PTI

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