Ranchi And Chandigarh: Following Uttar Pradesh government’s action against illegal slaughterhouses, Jharkhand and Haryana government on Monday had also trodden on the same path.
One of the cow protection group leaders in Haryana has declared to intensify efforts in all districts, including the minority-dominant Mewat district, to take the movement across the state.
The state government has decided not to issue licenses to slaughterhouses anymore. Haryana Cow Protection and Enrichment Unit (HCPEU) president Bhani Ram Mangla said its will put cruelty angle that emerge in slaughterhouses before chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. It will also intensify the movement from the last week of April or the first week of May to stop smuggling of cattle in the state.
“One of the major reasons behind banning illegal slaughterhouses in U.P. is the cruelty factor. We will put this point before the chief minister and request him of ending the procedures of providing commercial licenses for slaughter houses,” Mangla said.
Jharkhand government on Monday asked closure of illegal abattoirs within 72 hours. The step was taken keeping in view the overall public order, safety and health of the general public, an official release said here.
Principal Secretary (Home) S K G Rahate wrote to all deputy commissioners, senior superintendents of police, superintendents of police, municipalities and notified area committees to take steps for closure of illegal abattoirs.
Stating that notice must be issued to all illegal slaughter houses for closing operations within 72 hours, the letter asked the officials not to allow any illegal abattoirs to operate within their jurisdictions. Rahate also said that valid slaughter houses must ensure compliance of the rules and regulations laid down by the Animal Husbandry Department and Health Department.