UP meat sellers on indefinite strike

27 Mar 2017

Meat sellers, especially mutton vendors, today kept their shops closed on the first day of their indefinite strike against the statewide crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughter houses. Reports from several districts said goat meat was not easily available, even as chicken was being sold in few shops. In Lucknow, most of the shops selling mutton downed their shutters. They, however, sold chicken, eggs and fish after UP health minister Siddhartha Nath Singh clarified that action was being taken only against the illegal abattoirs.