GURUGRAM: Members of several Hindu outfits took to the streets on Wednesday, forcing meat shops to shut down during the ongoing 9-day Navratri festival.
The protestors threatened to vandalise property and shut down.
“We had requested the city administration to order these meat shops close during the Navratri. But no action was taken. We tried to take the democratic route first, but there was no result. Therefore, we are taking the matters in our own hands,” said Rajeev Mittal, a member Sanyukt Hindu Sangharsh Samiti (SHSS), Gurugram.
By afternoon, the outfits forced several shops to pull down the shutters.
“There are just 121 shops which have valid licenses, others are running illegally,” added Mittal.
Last year too, several meat shops were forced to stop operating in Gurgaon during both Navratri festivals in March and September.
The protestors included members of Shiv Sena and 20 other Hindu outfits.