Govt stops construction of slaughterhouse, Hindu bodies end protest

  • HT Correspondent HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Sangrur
  • Updated: Feb 12, 2015 23:37 IST

Following pressure from the several Hindu organsiations, the Punjab government on Thursday announced that the proposed slaughter house in Ghanauri Kalan village in Dhuri will not be constructed.

The decision has come after several Hindu organsiation sat on a dharna for the last couple of days against the construction of the slaughter.The people of Dhuri had also raised the issue with the chief minister Parkash Singh Badal during his visit.

After the directions from chief minister's office, Dhuri sub-divisional magistrate Rajesh Dhiman reached out to the protesters following which they ended their dharna.

"The state government has made it clear that no slaughter house be constructed in Dhuri, and the government respects the sentiments of people of all religions," said Dhiman.

The protests were led by Vishva Hindu Parishad and Gau Raksha Dal. The slaughterhouse was supposed to be spread over 40 bighas in Ghanauri Kalan village. According to leaders of the Hindu organisations, three people - one from Ludhiana and two from Delhi - had sought the permission from the Punjab government for the setting up of the slaughter house.

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