300 meat shops were being shut down by Shiv Sena members
More than 300 meat shops, including an outlet of popular fast food chain KFC in Gurgaon’s Sector 14, were forced to shut down the shops by protesters who claimed to be Shiv Sena members on Tuesday for Navratri — the nine-day-festival observed by Hindus across the country.
Protesters targeted shops in Sadar Bazar area on the right side of Delhi-Gurgaon expressway On Tuesday. On Wednesday morning, they turned to the shops on the other side, including DLF, Sushant Lok, Sohna Road and Badshahpur areas. Besides Navratri, the alleged Shiv Sena members are insisting that the shops should be closed every Tuesday.
“A number of Hindus keep fast on Navratri and on Tuesday of every week. It does not feel good to see meat being sold and served on these days. Most of the Shopkeepers have supported the move and we consulted those who resisted,” said Ritu Raj, who claims to be district spokesperson of Shiv Sena.