LUCKNOW: After meeting a delegation of meat traders over closure of slaughterhouses in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath instructed officials that no discrimination should be done in the name of caste and religion.
The Chief Minister also assured delegation that serious action will be taken if any officer had acted against any legal slaughterhouse.
“All delegates (meat traders) supported Chief Minister and said as citizens of India its our duty to see that nothing illegal is allowed,” Siddharth Nath Singh, UP health minister, said.
“The chief minister assured delegation that serious action will be taken if any officer had acted against a legal slaughterhouse,” he added.
In the meeting meat traders were asked to open their shop and end their strike.
Thousands of meat sellers in Uttar Pradesh shut shops for an indefinite period from Monday against the CM Adityanath government’s decision to shut down illegal slaughterhouses in the state, causing concerns over Rs 15,000-crore industry that employs 25 lakh people in the state.