UP meat traders meet Yogi, back move to ban illegal slaughterhouses

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New Delhi: Over the closure of slaughterhouses in the state, Yogi Adityanath on Thursday met a delegation of meat traders.

In the Meeting Yogi Adityanath assured the meat traders that, “No wrong action will be taken against them and if someone takes any action against anyone on religious lines, he should be informed about that.” And after meeting Yogi, the meat traders extended their support to crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses.

Cabinet Minister Siddharth Nath Singh told the media in Lucknow that all delegates (meat traders) supported the Chief Minister and in unsion the delegates said that, “As citizens of India it is their duty to see that nothing illegal is flourished in the state.”

Singh further said that, “It was also a message to the officers not to overstep their jurisdiction and the mandate given by the state government.”

UP Health Minister also issued a statement saying, "All delegates (meat traders) supported CM & said as citizens of India it’s our duty to see that nothing illegal is allowed."

Meat-sellers and slaughterhouses have been on an indefinite strike since Monday against government crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses because 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.

Uttar Pradesh Meat sellers, however are alleging that police were raiding the shops and forcing the closure of their establishments despite having valid licenses.

But following the meeting, Sirajuddin Qureshi, a meat exporter said, "Our meeting with UP CM was very successful. He assured us that licensed slaughterhouses will not be troubled therefore, I appeal to the protesters to return to work and start working with a proper licence as UP Govt will help you to procure one."

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