Adityanath earlier on Saturday said abattoirs operating legally will not be touched but action will be taken against those being run illegally. End of its sale will impact demand-supply ratio of chicken, meat, eggs, and vegetables and will lead to steep price escalation of all items. "Licenced slaughter houses are requested to stick to the norms", the Health Minister said yesterday. But, the UP government has ordered ban on all mechanised slaughter houses...
Singh had yesterday said that the government was acting only against the illegal abattoirs.
"During elections they promised that they will close down slaughter house, they never said that they will close down small meat shops and the way small meat shops are being closed upon the directions of the state government, the meat owners are now facing difficulty in sustaining their life", Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Aggarwal told ANI. During Question Hour in the Lok Sabha, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi said the export of buffalo meat had gone down, and China was not allowing the import of Indian buffalo meat. "So we are treading the path with utmost caution", Majid said.
Meat sellers across the state today went on an indefinite strike against the crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughterhouses.
Industry experts said the festival, during which Hindus generally abstain from non-vegetarian food, will "soften the blow" of shortage of meat as its consumption comes down by around 50 per cent during the period in the national capital. The representatives of agitating meat sellers and exporters have submitted a memorandum to the state government and now want to meet CM Yogi Adityanath. The government has asked us to renew the license. For instance, if the shops have licenses but don't have CCTVs, as per rule, then the officials don't need to shut them but give them some time to get it installed.
In the past week, several mutton and fish shops have been set on fire as the supply of buffalo meat which is legal has dried up.
The petitioners moved a writ petition in the high court in 2015 and the court had sought reply from the respondents, Sinha said.