Qureshis Grappling with Poverty in Yogi’s bastion

Ever since Adityanath Yogi became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2017, slaughter houses selling buffalo meat have been shut down. This was done under the garb of shutting down illegal slaughter houses, however, even after following all the procedures, the butchers have not been allotted an alternate location to open their slaughter houses. As a result, the Muslim Qureshi community of Gorakhpur, who are traditionally butchers, have been reduced to immense poverty and are struggling to make ends meet. ChalChitra Abhiyaan and Gorakhpur Newsline spoke to Qureshis in Gorakhpur to understand their problems.

Crew- Manoj Singh, Nakul Singh Sawhney, Rahul Sherwal

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