Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Monday demanded that all slaughterhouses, be it legal or illegal, should be shut down across the nation.
"The benefit of these slaughterhouses being banned is that at least our children will get cows and buffaloes' milk," the former UP minister claimed, demanding an all-out ban on animal slaughter.
Azam Khan's comments came after Yogi Adityanath's government in UP asked the police to act against illegal slaughterhouses in the state.
Khan also said that Muslims don't have to necessarily eat beef.
Speaking on UP government's policy of forming anti-Romeo squad, Azam said Muslim folks found in parks should be dealt with strictly.
"I want strict actions to be taken even against Muslim brothers and sisters who are found in parks," Khan told.
Azam supported the ban on illegal slaughterhouses by Adityanath government.