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Goa beef traders call off strike on assurance of police protection for meat transportation

Beef traders in the coastal state were on strike from Saturday, alleging harassment by vigilante groups, who they allege have 'raided' their beef consignments imported from Karnataka.

Published: 09th January 2018 06:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th January 2018 06:32 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

PANAJI: Beef traders in Goa called off their four-day-old strike on Tuesday as the BJP-led coalition government assured them that the meat would be imported from Karnataka under police protection, a traders association chief said.

"In light of assurance given to us by senior police officials, that our beef consignments would be given police protection, we are withdrawing the strike. Beef will be available in Goa from Wednesday," Quraishi Meat Traders Association of Goa president Manna Bepari told reporters here.

Beef traders in the coastal state were on strike from Saturday (January 6), alleging harassment by vigilante groups, who they allege have 'raided' their beef consignments imported from Karnataka, disrupting the business and harassment by government officials who create obstacles in transportation of the meat.
 

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