Authorities seal 2 slaughter houses in Allahabad

Illegal slaughterhouses shut in Allahabad

According to media reports, the municipal corporation sealed two slaughter houses running illegally in Atala and Naini area and is planning to close down another in Rambag.

Two slaughterhouses were sealed by the authorities here on Sunday night, a development that comes within hours of BJP leader Yogi Adityanath taking over as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister. BJP National president Amit Shah, had vowed to shut illegal slaughter houses in the state while addressing a rally in Maharajganj.

A anxious Mohd Imran Yakoob who employs 1,500 people at "Al Faheem Meatex" in Meerut told Economic Times, "The election was first (based) on development but BJP digressed to polarisation and said it will close all slaughterhouses in UP". "Instead of blood of cattle, there will be streams of milk and ghee flowing throughout the state", Shah had said. The action came just a day after Yogi Adityanath took oath as the Chief Minister of the state.

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He said there were three slaughterhouses in the city and "all are closed now".

The BJP had announced in its manifesto titled "Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra" that after coming to power it will take "stern steps for closing down all illegal slaughterhouses besides banning mechanized slaughterhouses".

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