Lucknow, March 31: Meat traders in Uttar Pradesh have extended their support to the state govt and call off their strike after meeting with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday. All delegates supported the Chief Minister and said as citizens of India it is their duty to see that nothing illegal is allowed, cabinet minister Siddharth Nath Singh said.
Vice-President of state unit of Association of Meat establishment owners Jamatul Quresh Hazi Shakeel Qureshi told that his association has asked all members of the association to open their establishments after getting their licences renewed.
CM said them that government is bound to implement the Supreme Court's and NGT's orders for meat business. Slaughter house owners and meat sellers had kept their shutters down for last four days following indefinite strike call by the different association.
Earlier, Representatives of different associations of meat business had met yesterday with Chief minister Yogi Adityanath and put their charter of demands to him. They were satisfied on the talks Yogi and assurances given by the Chief Minister. Government has clarified to them that it will not allow illegal slaughtering and shops without license at any cost and no ban on legal business activities and government is open to help the businessmen running their establishments on proper documentation.
Meanwhile, The government has said the action against illegal slaughter houses should be welcomed. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said in the Rajya Sabha during the Zero Hour that the illegal slaughter houses pose a threat to health and environment.