Blow to Adityanath's slaughterhouse ban: Allahabad High Court says choice of food is part of right to life newsreporter.in
In a strong blow to saffron-clad Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s overdrive against the meat industry, the Allahabad High Court has said that ‘choice of food is part of right to life’. The court has given the Uttar Pradesh government time till April 13 to ensure that its crackdown on unlicensed abattoirs does not deprive people of their livelihood or food.“Food that is conducive to health cannot be treated as a wrong choice, and it is the State’s duty to ensure supply of healthy food items,” the court order said.
Immediately after being chosen by the BJP to lead biggest meat-producing State, Yogi Adityanath went on an overdrive against unlicensed slaughterhouses. Though the meat traders in the State responded by going on an ‘indefinite’ strike, they called it off after the government promised to open the Maulviganj slaughterhouse in Lucknow. However, current shortage has pushed consumers and sellers to trade underground.
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