Allahabad, April 5: The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday clearly stated that a ‘complete ban’ on beef is not possible as it will directly affect consumers as well as traders. No one can control food habits, ruled UP HC. This statement from HC came after the firebrand Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath put a lock on illegal slaughterhouses in UP.
The Allahabad HC went on to add that food habits are an important part of life and an individual should decide for himself. It further stated that food that is of any type which is useful for health cannot be a wrong choice. With the shutdown of illegal slaughterhouses in the state, many are left to starve and renewing the licence has become a big task ahead. The state HC taking this into consideration asked the Yogi government to solve this issue immediately and renew the licenses of slaughterhouses, reported Financial Express.
After the meat sellers faced the hammer they had gone on a strike which was later called off as the chief minister had assured them of renewing their licences within the parameters of the law. Being an ardent follower of cow, which is considered holy in the Hindu religion, Yogi has banned smuggling of cows and hinted towards practicing a no tolerance policy towards this.
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led UP government feels that the smuggling of cows has destroyed dairy industries and they could not flourish due to it.