BHOPAL: After BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand, action has shifted to the party-ruled Madhya Pradesh where a crackdown has been initiated against illegal slaughterhouses.
An illegally operating slaughter house-cum-open-meat shop was removed by a team of corporation officials in Indore (180 km from Bhopal) on Wednesday.
A team led by Indore Municipal Corporation zonal officer Ashwin Janwade and health officer Dr Uttam Yadav during an inspection found that the shop was being illegally operated by a person called Mohd Idris Qureshi in the Manikbag area.
Despite several notices issued to close the slaughterhouse following complaints by residents in the area, when the outlet was not closed, the team demolished the illegal structure.
“The slaughterhouse was not only being illegally operated, despite several cautions to close it the meat was being sold in the open sans any protective curtain or glass cover, causing health hazards in the residential area,” Yadav told New Indian Express on Thursday. According to him, the action against the slaughterhouse is just the beginning of a drive against illegal abattoirs in Indore.
AMU students slam ‘bland’ food
In Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, where local meat sellers have gone on a strike, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) students complained to the varsity authorities about the “bland” food being served in dining halls as the prices of chicken, vegetables etc have shot up.
Faizul Hasan, president of the AMU Students’ Union, has written to AMU vice-chancellor Lt Gen (retd) Zameer Uddin Shah following which the university administration called for a meeting to resolve the issue.
(With PTI inputs)