UP meat sellers on strike against Yogi’s crackdown, restaurants to be hit

Meat sellers across Uttar Pradesh (UP) launched an indefinite strike from Monday against the Adityanathgovernment’s crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughterhouses.

“We have decided to intensify our strike from tomorrow. All shops will remain closed. Fish sellers too have joined us and are extending support to us,” Lucknow Bakra Gosht Vypar Mandal office bearer Mubeen Qureshi had said on Sunday.

He said, in the wake of the crackdown, there was no question of the strike being called off anytime soon. “It will go on indefinitely,” he added.

Industry fears being butchered

Several butcher shops and slaughterhouses across the state have complained that they are being targeted under the new dispensation. “Authorities are even closing down chicken shops,” a shop owner in Noida told NDTV. Another said even legal abattoirs were asked to hang curtains in front of their stores, while others alleged that the new administration was not willing to issue fresh licenses or renew the old ones. Read More