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Plea to ban fowl slaughter in sectoral grids in Chandigarh

Rajesh Ahuja

Chandigarh, Sept. 13

THE Punjab Governor and Administrator of Union Territory, Chandigarh, Mr O.P. Verma, on Monday asked the Municipal Commissioner to frame bye-laws to ban the slaughter of fowls within the sectoral grid areas of the City Beautiful.

Chairing a coordination meeting, Mr Justice Verma said that the municipal corporation should check the menace of slaughtering of birds in the residential areas and commercial markets.

To begin with, the slaughter of fowls would be banned within the grid area and no live bird would be allowed to be brought in for being slaughtered and sold.

The Governor also emphasised the need to regulate the paying guest accommodation in the residential areas to ensure security of the paying guests, who are predominantly students, and also to provide them clean, decent and hygienic environment.

He directed the UT Finance Secretary to work out the necessary regulations.

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