Social activist arrested in Varanasi after protesting for opening meat shops before Ramadan

A social activist and leader from CPI(ML) Manish Sharma was arrested today in Varanasi after he protested in favour of opening meat shops before Ramadan.

Manish had gone to meet the district magistrate of Varanasi with a delegation asking for permission or some action for opening of closed meat shops before Ramadan. The shops were closed in March after the newly-elected Yogi government in the state enacted the order for closure of illegal or temporary meat shops.

The delegation accused district administration for taking inappropriate action against Manish Sharma and said that DM could have had at least assured of prompt action or could have threatened to disperse the protest, but protest alone cannot be termed as a legal charge.

The small-level meat traders in the state are facing critical situation since the Yogi Government in Uttar Pradesh hit on the illegal meat shops in the Uttar Pradesh.

Earlier yesterday, All India Qureshi Vikas Manch and Al-Quresh Welfare Society in Varanasi also warned government for indefinite sit-in at all the district headquarters in Uttar Pradesh, if their demand to open meat shops for Ramadan does not meet.

Courtesy: Two Circles



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