After a ban on illegal slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana government on Friday too is set to launch a crackdown, it is being reported by PTI. The government issued a 21-point guideline to officers of urban local bodies to take action against violators. Now strict action will be taken against illegal slaughter houses and meat shops flouting the rules in the state. A ban would also be imposed from May 15 on illegal slaughter of animals in the state and sale of meat procured thereof.
Soon notices will be issued to owners of shops selling meat violating rules in all urban local bodies and rural areas. A release was issued today by the Urban Local Bodies Minister, Kavita Jain, saying Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had approved the proposal to this effect, according to PTI.
According to the release, officers have been directed to strictly enforce this ban. The guidelines state that, it would be mandatory for owners of meat shops to provide details regarding the source from where meat was purchased and as well as the slaughter house.
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The norms include the order that meat cannot be prepared in the shop but can only be stored in a freezer. The slaughterhouses would not be allowed to operate near religious and educational institutions.
Initially, after the ban on illegal slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh, non-vegetarian dishes started vanishing from the menu. ANI reported that slaughter house owners had also complained that they were being raided by police despite possessing valid licenses. The state government had issued the order to close all illegal slaughter houses to ensure public order, safety and the health of the general public.