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Beef traders in Goa call off strike

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Normal supply of in is expected to resume from tomorrow with the traders ending their called to protest the harassment by cow groups.

All Qureshi Meat Traders Association today evening announced the withdrawal of the and resumption of meat supply from neighbouring from tomorrow.

"Police have assured us that they will not allow the harassment of traders who import from Belagavi in at the border," Association told reporters.

"So we are withdrawing our and the supplies will resume from tomorrow," Bepari said.

traders were on strike for the last four days as a result of which the coastal state faced a scarcity of beef.

Gau Raksha Abhiyaan, an NGO, had targeted trucks carrying beef from Karnataka, claiming that animals are slaughtered in illegal slaughterhouses across the state border.

Earlier today, former MP alleged that many cow vigilantes "are sponsored by the BJP- led state government (in Goa)".

"This is because the government wants to satisfy its bosses in the RSS," Sardinha told a press conference.

Beef was a in the coastal state and part of the cuisine of the minority communities, he said.

Slaughterhouses in too had refused to supply the meat till the government took steps to stop the harassment by cow groups.

According to Bepari, around 25 tonnes of beef is brought to Goa from Belagavi every day.

The (AAP) alleged that the "beef crisis" was being created to divert the attention of people from controversies like the Mahadeyi river water sharing and coal pollution.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 00:10 IST