More than 500 meat shop owners were forced to close their shops in Gurugram on Friday by Shiv Sena workers on the occasion of Navratri. According to news agency PTI, Shiv Sena workers assembled at Palam Vihar and forced the shut-down of meat markets in Surat Nagar, Ashok Vihar, Sector 5 and 9, Pataudi Chowk, Jacobpura, Sadar Bazaar, Khandsa Anaj Mandi, bus stand, DLF area, Sohna and Sector 14 market.

According to the Shiv Sena workers, during Navratri Hindus fast and do not consume meat and selling or consumption of meat would be an insult to the community.

The Shiv Sena workers had served notice to the meat shop owners but let go the restaurant owners because the meat served there was not in public view.

Sena had given memorandum to Gurugram admin demanding shutting down of illegal meat shops in view of Navratri. 50% of shops in Old Gurugram were already closed, those open were made to close by us, said Ritu Raj, Shiv Sena spokesperson.

Sources in Gurugram police said that they are aware of the matter and they will take strict action against those who forced owners of meat shop to close their shops once a complaint is filed.