Crackdown on slaughterhouses leads to acute meat scarcity in UP
Butcher shops wore a deserted look on Monday after sellers in Uttar Pradesh called for an indefinite strike against the crackdown by the state government on slaughterhouses.
The Association of Meat Traders called for shops to be shut, practically creating a meat supply crisis in several parts of Uttar Pradesh.
Shops in Azad market area, Qaiserbagh market in Lucknow, Atala in Allahabad and parts of Varanasi saw meat shops down shutters as early as Friday afternoon. The traders' association claims that crackdown on illegal slaughter houses has affected the livelihood of those who are dependent on them and the strike is in solidarity with them.
The police have been asked to keep strict vigil against cattle smuggling apart from identifying illegal slaughterhouses and meat shops.
Lucknow's iconic Tunday Kabab hit by meat scarcity
A century-old iconic eatery in Lucknow, Tunday Kababi sparked off a social media debate after reports of it being shut down due to beef shortage surfaced. While many blamed the Uttar Pradesh government's crackdown on illegal slaughter houses for the eatery's distress, others countered the claim by sharing pictures of the eatery up and running as usual.
One such social media post said that the shop was shut down for an hour on Wednesday due to delay in procuring raw material but was functioning as usual on Thursday. Speaking to the media on Thursday, the owner of Tunda Kababi said that there was a shortage of black buffalo meat and the shop was making do with chicken.
Protest in Kanpur against govt crackdown
Many meat vendors took to streets in Kanpur in protest against the government crackdown.
Tunday Kebab worker complains of meat shortage
Lucknow's Tunday Kebab wore a deserted look due to the strike called by meat vendors against government action.
Deserted looks at meat outlets
Meat outlets at many places were severely hit by scarcity due to protest by slaughter house workers.
Shut down at slaughterhouses
The traders' association claims that crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses has affected the livelihood of those who are dependent on them and the strike is in solidarity with them.