Action against illegal abattoirs as per law, says Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath.
| New Delhi,
A defiant Uttar Pradesh CM Aditya Nath Yogi rejected criticism of his government's decision to and regulate meat trade, and said he was merely trying to enforce the law and there was no prejudice involved.
"I am doing nothing on my own. The National Green Tribunal in 2015 and the Supreme Court in 2017 have given many adverse observations on illegal butcher houses in the state and gave certain directions to the state. We have just followed those instructions. You cannot call illegal as legal," Yogi told RSS weekly 'Organiser'.
He asserted that clear instructions were issued not to disturb those who had licences and were following norms. "No legal operator will be harassed, I can promise you that. Moreover, nobody can be allowed to play with the health of people of the state," Yogi said in his first interview to any publication after he took over UP's reins.