Meat sellers in UP to go on indefinite strike from today

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 27 Mar 2017 08:52:35


LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI,

Mar 26,

(PTI),

MEAT sellers across Uttar Pradesh would go on an indefinite strike from Monday against the crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughterhouses.
Fish vendors were also claimed to have resolved to join the stir which has seen non-vegetarian delicacies go off the menu in several parts of the state.


“We have decided to intensify our strike from Monday. 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 said.


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 said. Due to the strike, non-vegetarian food outlets, including the famous Tunday and Rahim’s have shifted to mutton and chicken dishes after buffalo meat became scarce.


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