Yogi Adityanath has assured meat traders that no wrong action will be taken against them. If someone takes any action against anyone on religious lines, he should be informed about that. After coming out of the meeting, Siddharth Nath Singh said that the meat traders have shown their support to the Chief Minister and have also said that it’s their duty to see that nothing illegal is allowed.
While commenting on the meeting, Sirajuddin Qureshi has said the meeting was successful and that the licensed slaughterhouses will not be troubled. He has also urged protestors to return to work with a proper license, assuring that the UP government will help them procure the license.
Later in the day, Mubeen Qureshi, an officebearer of the Lucknow Bakra Gosht Vyapar Mandal said that the strike called by the mutton sellers will continue till the end of Navaratra.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met meat traders at 6pm today. Meat sellers have been on an indefinite strike since the crackdown on the illegal slaughterhouses by the government. Earlier, Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Siddharth Nath Singh had met a meat-sellers’ delegation. In the meeting, the minister discussed all the issues raised by the meat sellers and had assured that the state government will not allow anything illegal to happen. The meat sellers and exporters had also prepared and submitted the memorandum to the government and had expressed their wish to meet CM Yogi Adityanath.
In the fresh development, meat traders have arrived at the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence to meet him. UP Cabinet Minister Siddharth Nath Singh is also present for the meeting.
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The minister had also clarified that the ban was on the illegal slaughterhouses and nothing will happen to the rest. He also added that the licensed slaughterhouses need to stick to their normal norms and no action will be taken against them.
On the other hand, In Lucknow, most of the meat shops had downed their shutters and meat is not easily available. In eastern UP also, the shortage of the meat was reported.
As reported by PTI, according to Mubeen Qureshi, an office bearer of Lucknow Bakra Gosht Vyapar Mandal, the strike called by mutton sellers would continue at least till the end of Navaratra (April 5).
Earlier, Iqbal Qureshi, president of Uttar Pradesh Meet-Murga Vyapari Kalyan Samiti had said they would continue the strike, “We will continue our strike, as the actions which have been taken are arbitrary. We will try to meet the chief minister… if we do not get time, we will meet senior officers or the minister for urban development” as reported by the Indian Express.
(With agency inputs)