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Unlicensed meat shops in Gurugram asked to shut down by municipal authorities in 2 days

Unlicensed meat shops in Gurugram asked to shut down by municipal authorities in 2 days

New Delhi: The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has ordered all unlicensed butcher shops in Gurugram to get closed down within two days. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar visited the city on Monday and held a meeting with the administration’s grievance committee.

MCG issued a notice to owners to shut down all illegal meat shops in Narsinghpur, Mohammedpur Jhandsa, Khandsa, Sector 46 and Sector 39 among other areas. Of 15,000 establishments, only 129 meat shops are authorised to run in the millennium city.

On the other hand, several meat shop owners said that despite applying long back, MCG didn’t issue new licences in the financial year 2017-18. They accused the ruling BJP government of playing politics over the issue. “The Khattar governments decision to close meat shops is politically motivated. He wants to achieve the goal of polarisation,” said Deen Mohammad, a butcher shop owner.

“We have served notices to illegal shop owners who did not have licences to run commercial outlets for slaughtering and selling flesh of chicken, goat and fish in the district,” Dr Ashish Singla, medical officer at MCG said as per a report by India.com. Singla warned, saying civic body would take action against those who fail to follow the notice guidelines.