The buzz in Okhla is that meats will not be available in the locality from tomorrow as animal sellers are going for indefinite strike from May 1. Some meat sellers said it all depends on whether the main mandi in Delhi will open tomorrow or not as the words are doing the rounds of them going on strike.
Majority meat sellers are not sure about the strike but are skeptical. Chicken price too has gone up in the last few days, said buyers.
Officials’ version was not available and many think it is too early to jump to any conclusion.
Meanwhile, a release has been issued by a Delhi-based lawyer and Congress leader in which he has said a delegation of cattle traders is to meet Delhi Police top cops against Gau Raksha/cow vigilante violence on May 1 at Delhi Police HQ at ITO.
“On Monday 1st May at 3:30pm a large delegation of buffalo and cattle traders Association from across North India will be led by me will meet top officials of Delhi Police at Police Head Quarters (ITO) to submit a memorandum against increasing violence by cow vigilantes.
“The last attack in Delhi took place at Kalkaji where 3 men were beaten up.
“We will demand strict action against the perpetrators who are serial offenders. The attacks in JK, Delhi, Jharkhand and other places will also be taken up by me in the PIL against Gau Raksha before SC to be heard on May 3,” wrote Shehzad Poonawalla in the note.
Sirajuddin Qureshi, president of All India Jamaitul Quresh, a representative body of butchers and meat traders, told OT.COM that the decision regarding going on strike is yet to be taken and it will only be decided on a meeting called on Monday.
This only means that the meat mandi in Delhi from where supplies come to Delhi will be open.