The Trivendra Singh Rawat-led Uttarakhand government has issued an order ahead of the Kumbh Mela, declaring all urban local bodies in Haridwar “slaughterhouse-free” areas. The government has also cancelled previously given licences and clearances for slaughterhouses to operate.
The notification has been issued by Uttarakhand’s Urban Development Department. The demand for slaughter houses to not be allowed in Haridwar came from Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs from the area. They wrote to Chief Minister Rawat.
Cabinet minister and spiritual guru Satpal Maharaj has supported the demand and has urged Rawat to issue an order “to stop the operations of the slaughterhouses in Haridwar city”.
उत्तराखंड की धार्मिक नगरी तथा आस्था के केंद्र हरिद्वार में बूचड़खानों (स्लॉटर हाउस) को बंद करने की हमारी मांग को स्वीकार करते हुए, उत्तराखंड के माननीय मुख्यमंत्री श्री @tsrawatbjp जी ने इन्हें तत्काल रूप से बंद करने के आदेश दिए हैं। 1/3 pic.twitter.com/GRHofXi3zv
— Satpal Maharaj (@satpalmaharaj) March 3, 2021
Maharaj said that no pashu vadhh will take place in Haridwar, slaughter houses are not being allowed in the city and it is good news for devotees.
Source : Swarajya Magazine