The State’s Tourism, Culture and Irrigation minister Satpal Maharaaz has said that considering that Haridwar is a spiritually and culturally important city, slaughter houses should be barred here while rural areas of the district should be freed from the jurisdiction of development authority.
The minister said, “Haridwar where the Kumbh Mela is also held, is an important centre of the world for faith and cultural heritage. It is against the traditions of Sanatan Dharma to even think about opening a slaughter house in such a sacred location. Considering this, it is my request that abattoir be immediately banned in Haridwar,” said Maharaaz who is also the minister in-charge of Haridwar district.
He further said that the BJP MLAs of the district had also submitted a letter to the chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat against the slaughter house. He stressed that there is no valid ground for construction of a slaughter house in the centre of religious faith like Haridwar. Considering the demand of the local MLAs and sentiments of the religious fraternity, the construction of an abattoir should be immediately stopped in Haridwar. The minister further said that in order to effectively execute Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s developmental agenda in the rural areas of the district, it is vital that all Panchayats in the district are brought outside the jurisdiction of development authority.
Tuesday, 02 March 2021 | PNS | Dehradun