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No orders given to stop selling chicken, eggs: BJP on slaughterhouses

No orders given to stop selling chicken, eggs: BJP on slaughterhouses

"We also want to say that super excited officials should use their discretion with the sellers who have licenses".

"The Uttar Pradesh Government has made it very clear that they are only taking action on those slaughter houses which are illegal".

"Those who are having proper license and following the proper guideline they don't need to fear".

After coming to power, the Yogi Adityanath-led government has ordered the closure of illegal slaughterhouses and strict enforcement of the ban on cow smuggling to fulfill a key electoral promise.

He had promised on Saturday that "the government will not touch those (abattoirs) that are operating as per the law and have a valid licence".

Meat sellers, especially mutton vendors, kept their shops closed on the first day of their strike today.

With UP government announcing a ban on all mechanized slaughterhouses in the state, many meat exporters have found themselves in a bit of a fix as the new policy is at odds with the policy that Centre passed, granting many slaughterhouses "industry status".

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"It is not as if only Muslims consume meat, one of the largest consumers of meat are Hindus".

Traders said the shortage of supply will not affect Delhi till after the Navratra though marginal increase in mutton prices has been reported in some areas.

Meat, chicken, and egg sellers are going on strike in solidarity with those whose businesses are getting hit due to the crackdown on buffalo meat sellers and shops that are on streets.

Clearing confusion over its action against slaughter houses in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government on Monday said it was acting only against the illegal abattoirs. Congress leader Renuka Chaudhary said, "Can we let the children of meat sellers perish?". This has reportedly created the scarcity of meat in the state leading to the shutting down of many meat selling shops.

The Lucknow bench of the court asked why the LMC had not renewed the licenses of meat shops, which expired in 2014.

The petitioners moved a writ petition in the high court in 2015 and the court had sought reply from the respondents, Sinha said.


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