Stressing the need for closing all meat shops in winter capital of state, which is also known as city of temples, Shri Ram Sena state president Rajiv Mahajan has cautioned the authorities to take urgent steps in this regard within a month or face consequences.
IT IS surprising that state authorities have allowed opening of meat shops in city of temples in abundance like wine shops thereby 'causing hurt to religious sentiments' of Hindus of Jammu as also to the visiting pilgrims, Rajiv Mahajan said in a press conference here on Tuesday.
Omar Abdullah- led coalition government must address the feelings of Hindus alike to those of other communities living in the state, Mahajan said, adding that government must take steps to ensure that this sensitive issue is not dealt callously.
He also urged Hindu ministers in the J&K government to play their positive role in closing down these meat shops in the temple city and shifting them outside the municipality bounds. Along with, the ministers must ensure that Jammu city’s religious sanctity is maintained. This will go a long way in increasing pilgrim tourism potential in entire Jammu division, Mahajan said.
Urging like-minded parties to join this movement to rid this city of meat shops, Shri Ram Sena state president also asked other political parties to come forward and to contribute their might in this 'noble cause'. He also urged wholesale and retail meat dealers to extend their cooperation so that religious sentiments of minority community in Jammu and Kashmir are not hurt.