Uttar Pradesh slaughterhouse ban: Meat shop owners forced to sell tea

The slaughter house owners and meat sellers in Uttar Pradesh responded by going on an indefinite strike.

Published: 30th March 2017 09:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th March 2017 10:19 AM   |  A+A-

After coming to power, the Yogi Adityanath government has ordered closure of illegal slaughterhouses and ban on cow smuggling aiming to fulfill a key electoral promise. | PTI


MUZAFFARNAGAR: As the abattoirs in Uttar Pradesh are on indefinite strike under the Yogi Adityanath Government, the meat shop owners are coerced to sell tea now.

“My meat shop has been forcefully closed even when I had proper license, forced to sell tea now,” said Nazakat, a resident of Muzaffarnagar.

Another meat shop owner said that the administration forcefully shut down their shops.

“The meat shop owners are force to sell tea now as they don’t have any other option. They don’t have any experience to do this work,” said Dilshad, a customer.

He further said that a number of families are suffering from the ban on slaughter houses and a number of them changed their business for survival.

The restriction of the slaughter house has affected the lives of number of people in Uttar Pradesh.

The business is suffering a lot and number of people has started looking for different option to earn money.


Earlier, in an official release, the state government issued orders to close all illegal slaughter houses to ensure public order, safety and the health of the general public.

The slaughter house owners and meat sellers in Uttar Pradesh responded by going on an indefinite strike.

According to reports, slaughter house owners and meat retailers are also protesting against raids conducted by the municipal authorities and the police.

They have complained that they are being raided by police despite possessing valid licenses.

Fish vendors were also claimed to have resolved to join the stir which has seen non-vegetarian delicacies go off the menu in several parts of the state.


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