New Delhi: Hindu Sena workers were on Saturday seen asking meat shop owners in Haryana’s Gurugram to keep their shops closed during Navratri, news agency ANI reported. A senior police official told ANI that a video which showed the workers instructing meat shopkeepers to keep their shops closed, did rounds on social media.
The police have not received any complaints. However, the video is being examined.
A police official told the news agency, “A video went viral in which Hindu Sena workers were seen asking shopkeepers to close their shops. We haven’t received any complaint. Video being examined.”
Earlier, meat shops across Gurugram were forcibly shut down by members of the Sanyukt Hindu Sangarsh Samiti (SHSS) on the first day of Navaratri in October, 2018. The members of the Hindu outfit claimed that the district administration had proposed to shut down the meat shops for nine days during the Navaratri period. However, due to non-cognisance, the members took to the streets to protest against the same.
A member of the SHSS said, “We had met with the administration and said that the meat shops in Gurugram should be shut during Navaratri. We had demanded that these shops should be closed for nine days. But, the administration did not take any notice and hence, we are on the streets to close these shops. We are requesting the people to shut down their shops. If they do not do, we will force them to close their shops. If there is any law and order problem, then the administration is responsible for it.”