Echoing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said that no illegal slaughterhouses will be allowed to function in the state. “No illegal slaughterhouses will be allowed to function in Madhya Pradesh,” Chouhan was quoted as saying by PTI. “The tenet of Jainism ‘Jeeyo aur Jeene do’ (live and let live) was praiseworthy,” said Chouhan who had gone to attend a function of the Jain community. “Jainism preaches compassion and kindness to animals, and advocates non-violence,” the chief minister said. “We should imbibe these teachings and be kind to animals,” Shivraj said, adding that no illegal slaughterhouses will be allowed to function in the state. In other important statements, Shivraj said that government wants to conserve all rivers in the state, adding, rivers should be protected for future generation. Chouhan said MP government was running schemes for the welfare the girl child. “Our tomorrow depends on the well-being of girls,” he said.
The issue of illegal slaughterhouses have made big headlines in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Yogi Adityanath, soon after taking over as Uttar Pradesh chief minister, had ordered a crackdown on illegal slaughter houses in the state. Bharatiya Janata Party, which is ruling both Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, had promised in its poll manifesto that it would take “stern steps for closing down all illegal slaughterhouses besides banning mechanised slaughterhouses” once it came to power. Speaking on the issue, Adityanath had said: “The government will not touch those (abbattoirs) which are operating as per the provisions of law and have a valid licence. But, those which are violating the orders of the NGT and playing with the health of the public would not be spared.”