Meat sellers in Lucknow have gone on an indefinite strike protesting against the crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughter houses in Uttar Pradesh.
The mutton and chicken sellers who have pulled down their shutters have threatened to intensify their stir from Monday, Mubeen Qureshi of the Lucknow Bakra Gosht Vypar Mandal told media.
The meat sellers are piqued over the crackdown on slaughter houses which has adversely hit the livelihood of lakhs of people, Qureshi added.
Lucknow’s famous non veg food outlet, Tunday and Rahim’s, too kept their shops shut. Fish sellers also will join the protest.
Yogi Adityanath government had ordered closure of illegal slaughterhouses and ban on cow smuggling in the country’s most populated state.