New Delhi: Popular Biryani joints in Haryana’s Mewat district, a region dominated by Muslims, have shut down on the occasion of Bakr-Eid due to unending police raids and violent gau rakshaks. Ideally, people who flock to these joints on the festival of Eid are having a tough time locating whether shops are selling Biryani or not.

Most of the shop owners in the vicinity of Mewat confess that unending police raids have debilitated their business, and the only solution to the problem is to sell food laden with less meat, or no meat at all. The state of Haryana, whether done intentionally or not, have reacted mildly towards violent gau rakshaks or, in some instances, have advocated the violent perpetrated by the gau rakshaks.

Despite strict censure of the cow vigilantes by Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself, the number of instances involving violent attacks against people suspected of selling or consuming beef have risen steeply. And in this chaos, even the consumption of mutton, which is not a recognised offence, has become a case of contention for many who consume or sell it.

Owners of small Biryani joints have shut down or are selling korma instead of Biryani, the traditional Muslim cuisine loved by many.