Milk distribution in Gujarat may be disrupted on Wednesday because maldhari (herdsmen) organisations have decided to halt supply until their demands, primarily the repeal of the stray cattle control law, are met.
The proposal to repeal the bill is expected to be introduced in the Gujarat assembly on Wednesday.
‘We will stop the milk supply to everyone from tomorrow (September 21, Wednesday)—be it individual customers or big milk dairies or companies across Gujarat. This will continue till all our demands are met,’ said Nagjibhai Desai, the convener of Gujarat Maldhari Mahapanchayat.
‘We want them to repeal the cattle control law that is encroaching on our gauchar lands the authorities should stop taking cattle from our shelters and stop incorporating villages within urban areas,’ Desai added, elaborating on some of the many demands made by Maldharis in the state.