As the crackdown against slaughter houses are intensifying in Uttar Pradesh under the saffron rule, meat shop owners are constrained to sell tea to make ends meet.
“My meat shop has been forcefully closed even when I had proper license, forced to sell tea now,” Nazakat, a resident of Muzaffarnagar, was quoted by ANI as saying.
“The meat shop owners are force to sell tea now as they don’t have any other option. They don’t have any experience to do this work,” a Muzaffarnagar resident told media.
The crackdown has effected a number of families, who survived by selling meats. Many of the meat shop owners are forced to try another option to earn money.
Earlier, in an official release, the state government had issued orders to close all illegal slaughter houses to ensure public order, safety and the health of the general public.
However, the meat sellers in Uttar Pradesh responded by going on an indefinite strike. Slaughter house owners, who possessed valid licenses, also faced raids by the municipalities and police.
Meanwhile, the online meat delivery platform and chain services had secured fresh investments from noted investors under the current political scenario.