Panic among sellers in Mathura over meat, liquor ban
AGRA: UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s announcement that liquor and meat will be banned in Mathura has left sellers in the city in a state of panic. Thousands depend on these and their allied sectors for their livelihoods and, so far, there is no rehabilitation plan in place. Nor is there a roadmap for the ban.
Yogi had on Monday said that those engaged in liquor and meat trade could take up selling milk instead and “revive the glory” of Mathura, considered holy in Hinduism.
“I am the only earning member in my family of eight. I have two children. How do I change course suddenly?” asked Arun Thakur, who owns six liquor retail outlets in the city. “If the go nment wants to go ahead with this, it should come up with a rehabilitation plan for us … There are almost 1,000 of us liquor sellers and dependent families in the city.”
And it’s not just sellers. “I work at a liquor store. The owner runs 22 such stores in the city and employs 50 people like me,” said Akhilesh Yadav. “The CM said we should start selling milk. But can traders switch so easily? Will the earnings be even comparable?”
Mathura city has 644 liquor vends — 240 beer shops, 211 foreign liquor stores, 184 Indian liquor stores and nine model shops. “The excise department earned Rs 480 crore from liquor sales (as excise duty and licence fees) in Mathura over the last financial year,” said district excise officer Prabhat Chandra.
only stupid things all around goes in BJP no real issues solved for people
Tuglaqi farman by Oggy n cocroaches gang without doing any homework or rehab plan for the affected people.
Such ban will only invite black marketing.
I don't understand why Vegetarians want to impose their food fetishes on others. If you don't want to eat non-veg food, don't, but why impose your views on others ?? Nobody is killing your personal cow, buffalo, goat or chicken.
Idiocracy at its height in the name of God and re gion
liquor replaced with milk is good decision
This is just pn stupid.
Non veg food and liquor are causing more crimes, disease in the society. People should avoid this food.
ban liquor in india and meat too!
You can ban meat shops within a particular radius of a re gious place, not the whole city
Do it in all pilgrim centres of all castes and re gions uniformly
This is what is called Talibanisation of Indian people.
All this nonsense has started in last 7 years
For "pious" places of Hindus their believes need to be respected
Good decision by UP CM. A thief can't tell that robbery is my profession
A UP Court recently ordered that Cow should be declared as a National Animal.
This is welcome decision, this has been so in many Hindu and Is mic re gious places too.
Brilliant decision but absolutely incomplete until there's a complete ban on both in the whole UP. This will also help to reduce the numbers of death by consuming fake unauthorised poisnous alchohal and it will ultimately also help to reduce the crime rate.
Why dont those people who enjoy eating meat slaughter the animals themselves. at least they can look at the terror and pain the animals faces when they meet there cruel end , all for the sake of the ending a few hours of human hunger.
Only chicken..goat and fish should be allowed..those who wants to cow or beef should go to Afghanistan