Allahabad HC asks UP govt to explain its policy on grant of licenses to slaughterhouses
The court issued notice to the state government on a petition filed by a Jhansi resident about the non-issuance of license by the municipal corporation.
Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to spell out its policy with regard to granting of licenses for running slaughter houses, a large number of which have been closed down leading to a major controversy in the BJP-ruled state.
A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice DB Bhosle and Justice Manoj Kumar Gupta issued notice to the state government on a petition filed by Yunis Khan, a resident of Jhansi, who had moved the court complaining about non-issuance of license by the Nagar Nigam (municipal corporation) for opening of a meat shop.
In the notice, the court asked the Yogi Adityanath government to state their policy for granting of licenses for opening of slaughter houses.
The court fixed 5 July as the next date of hearing in the case.
The petitioner had moved the court contending that there was no licensed abattoir in Jhansi and hence he had applied for a license to open a shop where he could slaughter animals and sell meat.
The petitioner said that on account of the municipal corporation's failure to grant him a license, he was "left with no other option but to seek the court's intervention".
Uttar Pradesh has witnessed a massive crackdown on unlicensed slaughter houses ever since the Yogi Adityanath government assumed power in March 2017.
The ruling BJP had promised closure of all unauthorised abattoirs and banning of all mechanised ones in its manifesto for the assembly polls.
Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.
Taking a jab at UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath who is campaigning in the GHMC polls for BJP, KCR said the state, which is in 28th position in terms of per capita income, was trying to teach lessons to Telangana, which is in the fifth position
The accident, in which all the occupants of the SUV died, happened on the Prayagraj-Lucknow highway near Deshraj Inara village around 11.45 pm on Thursday
BJP CMs have declared their intention to enact laws against this practice but the fear of physical harm has failed to deter young women from marrying out of choice