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Why AMU students are worried after crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses in UP

LUCKNOW: UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s decision to close down illegal meat shops has directly hit the menu in canteens of Aligarh Muslim University hostels.

Because of unavailability of buffalo meat, the authorities are forced to serve veggie meals to the students living in AMU hostels.

Hyderabad MP and AIMIM President Asaduddin Owasi on March 27 had highlighted this issue in a tweet saying, “15,000 residential students in Aligarh Muslim University have not been served meat (buffalo) since yesterday & BJP says we r not targeting?.”

As meat shortage hits Aligarh Muslim University canteen, the university’s student’s body has also written to Vice-Chancellor Zameer Uddin Shah in this regard.

Imtiyaz Ahmed Khan, Dining Hall In-Charge, AMU, told ANI, “For around 3-4 days, meat is not available. Students have to go back disappointed.”

Speaking to Indian Express, Faizul Hasan, an AMU student, expressed this concern. He said for the last 6-7 days, students haven’t been served “meat dishes”.

“The biggest problem in this is that it may lead to an increase in dining charges. Chicken prices have gone up from Rs 120 to 220 per kilogram, vegetable prices have also increased,” he said, adding, “Students from middle and lower-middle classes may suffer due to this.”