“The community’s sentiments were hurt last year when the shutdown of slaughters houses on two Paryushan days was lifted. We cannot let that happen again. It is a very sensitive matter for us,” he had said in August last year adding that he has raised the matter with Fadnavis and other leaders.
In 2015, the controversial lifting of eight-day shutdown of slaughter houses in the BJP ruled Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation had led to a furore in the community. The ban was then curtailed to two days. In Mumbai too, the BMC shortened the four-day long shutdown to two days after several political parties supported the butchers and meat dealers.