Bareilly (UP), Mar 30 (PTI) The Yogi Adityanath government’s crackdown on slaughterhouses has found an unusual supporter in All India Meat Association, which has hailed the Chief Minister for following his “raj dharma”. Also Read - AK Sharma, Former IAS Officer, PM Modi's Close Aide, Joins BJP in Lucknow; May Contest MLC Elections

“Meat traders were subjected to injustice by the BSP and SP governments, the new chief minister is following his raj dharma, and it is wrong to comment on the one who is pursuing his raj dharma (the duty of the rulers). Also Read - Lucknow Man Uses Garbage to Barbeque Food to Protest Against Municipal Body Over Waste Management

“He is trying to bring the system back on track and needs to be thanked,” representative of All India Meat Association and All India Meat and Livestock Exporters’ Association Haji Shakeel Qureshi said today. Also Read - New Year's Gift: On The First Day of 2021, PM Modi Lays Foundation Stone of Light House Project in 6 States

Returning here after a meeting with UP Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh in Lucknow, he said action is being taken only against illegal slaughterhouses and there is no report of action on any legal abattoir.

Rooting for making the process of legalising the illegal slaughterhouses easy, Qureshi said old abattoirs should be modernised quickly.

He also lamented that the files seeking renewal of licences of meat sellers were pending with district administrations for months.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.