Center has the power to shut down slaughter houses: UP govt

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Attacked over slaughtering of cows in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday sought to put the onus on the Centre, saying it is the licensing authority of slaughter houses and if it passes the order for their closure the state government will ensure implementation.

The issue was raised in the state Assembly during Question Hour by Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Satish Mahana, who said the Uttar Pradesh government was “insensitive” in dealing with illegal slaughter of cow and other animals and “several organised gang were operating in the illegal trade”.

Replying to him, Animal Husbandry Minister Rajkishore Singh said, “Our government is serious in dealing with illegal slaughter.” In the past few months, 2,032 first information
reports (FIRs) were registered, 3,512 persons were named and 22,514 animals were rescued by…

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