New Delhi, April 05 (KMS): The authorities in Indian capital New Delhi have ordered closure of meat shops from today till the period of the Hindu festival of Navratri – April 11.
South Delhi Municipal Corporation Mayor Mukkesh Suryan has asked the municipal commissioner to ensure strict adherence of his directives but an official order in this connection is yet to be issued.
This is the first time that the civic body in New Delhi has asked for closure of meat shops under its jurisdiction during Navratri. There are around 1,500 registered meat shops in the jurisdiction of the SDMC.
Last year, during Navratri in October, videos showing members of rightwing Hindutva outfits mobilising outside meat shops to shut them down emerged on social media from several north Indian cities.