Uttar Pradesh Meat Sellers’ Strike Enters Third Day


Lucknow: The indefinite strike by meat sellers in Uttar Pradesh entered third day on Wednesday, with no fresh attempts to end the impasse.

However, the impact of the state-wide strike was not felt much in view of the ‘Navaratra’, during which people in north India generally abstain from consuming non-vegetarian food.

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Shops selling fish, egg and chicken were open in the state capital but there were not many buyers.

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Representatives of agitating meat-sellers and exporters had met with Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Siddhartha Nath Singh on Tuesday but no immediate rapprochement is in sight.

The office-bearers of their associations have submitted a memorandum to the state government and now want to meet Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

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“The strike called by mutton-sellers would continue at least till the end of Navaratra (April 5). It may be extended further depending upon the outcome of talks,” Mubeen Qureshi, an office-bearer of Lucknow Bakra Gosht Vyapar Mandal said on Wednesday when contacted.

Iqbal Qureshi, president of Meat-Murga Vyapaari Kalyan Samiti, UP, said the state government has started taking action against illegal slaughterhouses, but it has affected the shopkeepers and their livelihood.