Malappuram BJP candidate promises quality beef if elected

Ernakulam (Kerala) [India], Apr. 2 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader N. Sree Prakash, who is contesting the by-elections to Malappuram Lok Sabha seat, has said he will ensure that the slaughter houses in the district make available quality meat to all households and restaurants.

"Within limits of law, I will ensure clean slaughter houses and ensure quality beef," Prakash said.

Following Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's order to close down illegal slaughterhouses, several states including as many as five of the BJP-ruled states have followed in for the closure of illegal abattoirs across the country.

Several slaughter house owners and meat sellers in Uttar Pradesh have closed their shops following an indefinite strike call by different associations to protest against the order.

Even as the Jharkhand Government earlier last week issued an order for closure of all illegal slaughterhouses in the state within 72 hours, the Gujarat Assembly on Friday amended its Cow Protection Law introducing a life-term for those slaughtering the animal.

Seven illegal slaughterhouses were sealed in Bihar's Rohtas district after the Patna High Court directed them be sealed within six weeks.

In Karnataka too, the Gau Samrakshana Prakoshta and Karnataka Federation of Gaushaalas reportedly have demanded 1,700 unauthorised meat shops in the city be closed down. (ANI)