Days after the BJP Government in Uttar Pradesh ordered closure of all illegal slaughter houses in the state, the authorities in Uttarakhand have started taking action against illegal meat shops near Ganga river bank in Uttarkashi, after the order from state chief minister Trivendra Rawat.
Earlier in the day, the meat traders in Uttar Pradesh met state chief minister Yogi Adityanath and extended support on the move to ban illegal slaughterhouses.
Speaking to media persons, Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Siddharth Nath Singh said that the meat traders had expressed similar sentiments.
He added that during their meeting with the chief minister all delegates supported him and t eas their duty to see nothing illegal takes place as the citizen of the country.
The minister, on Monday had stressed that the state government would only take action against slaughterhouses which are illegal. He further said that it was also a message to officials not to overstep their jurisdiction.
In the meantime, meat Exporter Sirajuddin Qureshi also appealed to protestors to retuen to work and said that meeting with the chief minister was quite successful. Speaking about the meeting with the Yog I he said that the chief minister had assured that those with licensed slaughterhouses won’t be troubled.
The BJP Government after coming to power in the state had ordered closure of all illegal slaugter houses in Uttar Pradesh and also enforcement of the ban on cow smuggling.
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Last week, the new chief minister had said that even as those who are working legally won’t be harassed but the acton would be taken against those with illegal slaughter houses.
(With inputs from ANI)