The direction was issued at the monthly meeting of the District Grievances Committee, when the topic of the increasing clamour for removal of meat shops, and complaints submitted in this regard, came up.
Manohar Lal Khattar presided over a monthly meeting of the District Public Grievances Committee in Gurugram. 'No licenses will be issued for new meat shops in the residential areas of Gurugram,' the chief minister told the meeting, according to the release.
A petition, filed by a gurdwara in Sirsa, had sought action against the slaughterhouses and meat shops running in the vicinity of the religious place, Haryana government tells the Punjab and Haryana High Court that it has shut all meat shops in Sirsa.
Giving directions for strict action against those involved in cow slaughter and animal trafficking, the DGP said police officers should inspect local animal markets and collect all details about local traders who buy and sell animals.
The recent row over ban on the sale of meat in Mumbai during a Jain festival has exposed a faultline that goes to the gut of the matter — a growing veg vs non-veg divide in the city, and how politicians have made a meal of it.