Baba Ramdev in his remarks on illegal slaughter house ban said in Lucknow on Wednesday that whatever is illegal should be banned. Whether it is the illegal slaughter houses or illegal mining. This is in view of the current drive of the Uttar Pradesh government to ban the illegal slaughter houses. Government has been banning the illegal slaughterhouses in many cities and towns in Uttar Pradesh.
In keeping with the BJP’s manifesto, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had directed police officials to prepare an action plan for closure of slaughter houses across the state. He also ordered a blanket ban on smuggling of cows and said zero tolerance would be exercised in this regard.
Official sources did not specify the type of slaughter houses which will be shut. However, the BJP manifesto had said that all the illegal slaughter houses would be closed and there would be a blanket ban on all the mechanised slaughter houses.
In keeping with the election manifesto, the BJP had observed that due to cow smuggling, dairy-based industries have failed to flourish. It noted that during the past state governments there has been a fall in cattle count, reflecting that bovine smuggling was rampant.
BJP Chief Amit Shah in his election meetings had emphasised that the moment his party comes to power in the state, it would ban all slaughter houses. In his orders issued a few days back, Adityanath also directed the police to act tough against anti-social elements.