On Saturday, at the onset of Navratri, several meat shops in Gurugram were reportedly threatened to keep their shops closed by right-wing groups.
The miscreants were seen on CCTV footage carrying hockey sticks, batons, and rods, closing meat shops across Gurugram.
Haryana: Hindu Sena workers ask meat shop owners in Gurugram to keep their shops closed during #Navratri. DCP West says, “A video went viral in which Hindu Sena workers were seen asking shopkeepers to close their shops. We haven't received any complaint. Video being examined." pic.twitter.com/DH4YdwnIfy
— ANI (@ANI) April 6, 2019
The organisation has also reportedly given the DCP of Gurugram a memorandum demanding closure of meat shops.
The Chief of the Hindu Sena’s Gurugram unit, Ritu Raj said,
We have visited Sectors 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 21 and 22, Palam Vihar, Badshahpur, Om Vihar, Surat Nagar, Sadar Bazar, Anaj Mandi Dhanwapur, Dundahera, Molaheda, Sikandarpur and many other places and forced meat sellers to shut shops.
Kitna Vella hai yaar ye farzi hindu log? 🤷🏼♂️
Aise dharm aur sanskriti ki raksha hoti hai? Kaun bhagwaan hain jo ye rasta batate hain in jaahilon ko? 😇😇
Navratri mein jeev hatya na karo aur doosre din daba kar khao?
Kuch bhi 😏
— Divesh Singh (@YippeekiYay_DH) April 6, 2019
Supporting this act, President of Shiv Sena’s Gurugram unit, Gautam Saini said,
The Hindu organisations will continue with their efforts throughout Navratri. The next target is New Gurugram, where there are a large number of meat shops. During the festival, majority of Hindus observe fast and functioning of meat shops could hurt their religious sentiments.
Not only has the organisation threatened meat shops, but they’ve also sent notices to non-veg restaurants all over the city.
Nonsense , this is not Hinduism,
— CHOWKIDAR VIPUL PATHAK (@VIPULPATHAK1) April 6, 2019
This goons should be punished..
— Saurabh Sharma (@Saurabh82642344) April 6, 2019
This is New trend where local Thugs have started taking religion name then adding “Sena”. I don’t think they know anything about Hinduism. Arrest these gundas.
Wearing saffron around neck ..Shiv Sena wannabes.
— Bhavya Sharma (@bhavyasharma) April 6, 2019