Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh): Ghaziabad Mayor Asha Sharma said on Saturday that there will be a complete ban on the sale of meat in the open in the metropolis during Navratri. Asha said, “There will be a complete ban on the sale of meat in the open during Navratri. Vendors will be able to cover and sell meat, but there will be a complete ban on the sale of meat near temples and also in the streets where temples are located. We are not here to benefit or harm anyone. These rules are applicable every year.
In a letter issued by the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation, orders have been given to keep the meat shops in the city completely closed for 9 days of Navratri. In order to strictly follow this, the Food Security Department has constituted an escort team, under which, reaching all the areas, this team directed the meat shops to be closed from April 2 and those selling meat illegally in the open. Legal action is being taken against him.
Point to be noted is that Chaitra Navratri Starting on Saturday, will run till next 10 April. Meanwhile, Ghaziabad District Magistrate R. Of. Singh said that only licensed meat vendors would be able to sell meat in their covered shops following all the rules of cleanliness. No vendor shall throw animal waste in the open.
He said that during Navratri, the employees of the Health Department of the Municipal Corporation would ensure cleanliness around the meat shops.