Meat Sellers Go on Strike to Protest Crackdown on Slaughterhouses

Protesting against the crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh, meat sellers here have gone on an indefinite strike .

The mutton and chicken sellers who have pulled down their shutters, have threatened to intensify their stir from Monday, said Mubeen Qureshi of the Lucknow Bakra Gosht Vypar Mandal.

As a result, non-veg food outlet, including the famous Tunday and Rahim's, who had shifted to mutton and chicken dishes after buffalo meat became scarce, too, kept their shops shut.

The meat sellers are piqued over the crackdown on slaughterhouses which has adversely hit the livelihood of lakhs of people, Qureshi said.

After coming to power, the Aditya Nath Yogi government has ordered closure of illegal slaughterhouses and ban on cow smuggling aiming to fulfil a key electoral promise.

(With inputs from PTI)

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