Bengal beef dealers to meet Mamata Banerjee over UP crackdown

Mohammed Ali said goods trains with 72 bogies ferried around six to eight animals in each compartment from Uttar Pradesh to Bengal.

By: IANS | Kolkata | Published: March 28, 2017 2:14 pm
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Beef dealers in West Bengal wish to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to apprise her of the “harrowing situation” in the state due to the crackdown on slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh, a representative said on Tuesday.

“It is only in Bengal and Kerala that cow slaughter is allowed. Cows used to be brought from other states… Now the supply has completely stopped,” Mohammed Ali, President of Calcutta Beef Dealers Association, told IANS.

Ali said this had “severely crippled” the livelihood of those employed directly and indirectly in the sector.

“From loading to packaging, lakhs of people are employed (in Bengal). People are scared to work in this sector now and livelihoods, cutting across religious lines, have been hit,” he added.

Ali said goods trains with 72 bogies ferried around six to eight animals in each compartment from Uttar Pradesh to Bengal.

“The supply of beef to UP has also stopped and one of the concerns is the obstruction in transportation. Trucks are being stopped and checked. We have faith in the CM that she will consider our plight,” Ali added.

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    ajit jha
    Mar 28, 2017 at 9:40 am
    please choose alternative way because cow is sacrament animal and its belong to particular community who have respected to cow . so lt;br/gt;another community must be respect .....
    1. Dinesh Singh
      Mar 28, 2017 at 10:18 am
      Madam can not force UP CM to allow illegal slaughtering to fill empty stomach of anati social elements.
      1. N
        Mar 28, 2017 at 9:00 am
        These crooks were doing illegal business with support from sickular parties till now. Time up guys, FOLLOW LAW OF THE LAND or face action for all illegal activities.
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          Sankar Pal
          Mar 28, 2017 at 3:08 pm
          Besides Animals. Pls. think also about herbs and vegetables procured from trees proven as living things since so many years back. Pls. don't pluck leaves like Tulsi and others having herbal ingredients as Tulsi is our deity from the Puranic age. We should make a habit of living on air like the Great Bayubhuk hermits of ancient ages. This is the only way to regain the glory and make an advancement towards the Golden era of Hindu Regime existed Several Thousand years back.
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            R C
            Mar 28, 2017 at 10:53 am
            Find another vocation than slaughtering innocent milch cattle! Soon,TMC hooligans would be wiped out by BJP ! West Bengal and Kerala economy suffered during communists rule and TMC despite Industry friendly Finance Minister,has further worsened it lt;br/gt;Fish is healthier and red meat must be banned Nationwide as it promotes violent behaviour and carcinogenic in all its forms
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