Raj govt committed to ban illegal slaughterhouses, says minister
The Rajasthan government is committed to ban illegal slaughterhouses in the state, Local Self Government and Urban Development Minister Srichand Kriplani said on Wednesday. The statement comes days after a congregation of Hindu priests here demanded a complete ban on all slaughterhouses in the state. "Be it illegal constructions or illegal slaughterhouses, all such activities need action. The state government is committed to taking action against them," he said.
Recently, 17 head priests of prominent temples of Rajasthan had held 'Dharam Sansad' at Laxminarayan Temple in Badi Chaupar here to demand a complete ban on slaughterhouses.
Swami Sampatkumar Avadheshacharya Ji Maharaj of Shri Galta Peeth reportedly demanded a ban on all slaughterhouses, claiming that even the legal abattoirs are undertaking illegal activities.
Officials of local self government department said taking action against illegal slaughterhouses is a routine work and there is nothing new about it.
"The government takes action against illegal slaughterhouses periodically. Notices are served and action is taken against those operating without license/permission," said principal secretary of local self government department, Manjit Singh.