Forced clo­sure of meat shops: Ggn DC warns rogue el­e­ments

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GU­RU­GRAM: Deputy Com­mis­sioner of Gu­ru­gram Vi­nay Pratap Singh on Thurs­day is­sued a stern warn­ing to rogue el­e­ments that are forcibly clos­ing down meat shops on the pre­text of re­li­gious oc­ca­sion, say­ing that if any­one caught in­dulging in such acts will be dealt with strictly as per law.

His state­ment comes at a time when the dis­trict ad­min­is­tra­tion is fac­ing crit­i­cism over its soft ap­proach to right wing groups telling meat shops to close down dur­ing Navra­tri.

Over 400 meat shops have re­port­edly been closed down in Gu­ru­gram, with the lo­cal unit of Shiv Sena has de­manded clo­sure of all meat shops dur­ing Navara­tri. It also threat­ened to forcibly shut them down if they don’t do it on their own.

“We have re­quested ev­ery meat shop owner to close their out­lets. Sixty shops were shut. If the re­main­ing 940 shops re­main open, we will have no op­tion but to force­fully shut them down as we have done in a pre­vi­ous cou­ple of years,” Shiv Sena in-charge for Gu­ru­gram San­jay Thakral said.

An FIR has been reg­is­tered re­gard­ing one in­ci­dent where a meat shop was forced to shut down.

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