Four more BJP-ruled states crack down on illegal abattoirs after UP & Jharkhand: Report
People stand around an illegal slaughterhouse that was shut down in Uttar Pradesh. Photograph: (AFP)
After Uttar Pradesh ordered a crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses and Jharkhand followed suit, four more BJP-ruled states have begun to clamp down on illegal abattoirs.
Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh came down heavily on illegal slaughterhouses on Tuesday, the Times of India reported.
The report said that three meat shops were sealed in the holy city of Haridwar in Uttarakhand, eleven were shut in Raipur in Chhattisgarh and one in Indore in Madhya Pradesh.
Meat sellers are already protesting in Uttar Pradesh where they have gone on an indefinite strike against the Yogi Adityanath-led government's crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughterhouses
Some 4,000 shops face action beginning April from municipal authorities in Jaipur, the Rajasthan capital, the report claimed.
The report said some meat sellers claimed 950 of these 4,000 shops were were legal but had not had their licences renewed by Jaipur municipal authorities after March 31 last year.
The licences could not be renewed, the report quoted an official of the Jaipur municipal corporation as saying, because the municipal body had approved a proposal to increase licence fee from Rs 10 to Rs 1,000 but the gazette notification had not yet been renewed.
Meat sellers are already protesting in Uttar Pradesh where they have gone on an indefinite strike against the Yogi Adityanath-led government's action on illegal and mechanised slaughterhouses.