Another BJP-ruled state Jharkhand has decided to ban all illegal abattoirs in the state after Uttar Pradesh government’s crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses. Led by Raghubar Das, the Jharkhand government on Monday provided 72 hours to slaughterhouses to close down if they don’t have a legal license from relevant authorities.
An eye will also be kept on the slaughterhouses with valid licences to make sure that they are following the accepted norms as per the officials.
According to the official release, the move was taken considering overall public order, safety, and health of the people.
All deputy commissioners, senior superintendents of police, superintendents of police, municipalities and area committees were told by the principal secretary (Home) S K G Rahate in a letter to take steps for the closure of illegal abattoirs.
The letter also asked the officials not to permit any illegal abattoirs to operate within their jurisdictions.
“Keeping in view safety and health of the general public, steps may immediately be taken for the closure of illegal slaughterhouses. The principal secretary said that proper rules and regulations are already in place, issued by the department of animal husbandry, municipal bodies and health department,” the order stated.