18 years on, Bandipora slaughterhouse under illegal occupation
Illegitimate Slaughtering Pesters Locals
Bandipora, June 21: People of this north Kashmir township are demanding immediate evacuation of the slaughterhouse, allegedly, occupied by some locals in Nowpora area of the town since 1995.
Lacking proper slaughterhouse, people in Nowpora area are facing acute problems due to stinking smell emanating from illegal disposal of animal waste there.
Locals allege that the occupation of the slaughterhouse continues with the connivance of the concerned authorities.
Sources allege that some officials don’t want evacuation of slaughterhouse as they facilitate slaughtering of animals at the private set-ups of butchers, allegedly, against monetary considerations.
The locals complain that in the absence of a slaughterhouse, butchers throw animal waste in the open causing huge inconvenience to the people.
Meanwhile, students in of Boys Middle School and Primary School Nopwora located in the area mostly remain closed due to the foul smell.
Pertinently, the only slaughterhouse in the town was built in early 1975, and was functional till 1994.
Municipal authorities told Greater Kashmir that the slaughterhouse was built on modern lines. “The nearby residents would not feel foul smell because there would be underground arrangements to dispose of offal and blood of animals,” he claimed.
The slaughterhouse was occupied by some locals in 1995 and till now authorities have failed to evacuate it despite receiving scores of complaints from the locals.
When contacted, Bandipora Municipal authorities rejected the allegation of receiving bribe from butchers and said: “We are regularly monitoring activities of the private slaughterhouses.”
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Muhammad Yousuf Zargar Directed Municipality authorities to get the slaughterhouse evacuated immediately to save people of the area from trouble.
“We will restore the slaughterhouse within days,” DC told Greater Kashmir.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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