Lucknow's century-old 'Tunday Kababi' becomes latest victim of crackdown on Muslims

05:20 PM | 24 Mar, 2017
Lucknow's century-old 'Tunday Kababi' becomes latest victim of crackdown on Muslims
LUCKNOW - Days after chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath ordered a crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses across the state, Tunday Kababi, one of Lucknow’s most iconic eateries, has stopped selling kebabs made of buffalo meat and is now offering chicken kebabs instead at its outlets in the old city and Nazirabad.

The eatery was shut down on Wednesday and reopened a day after but without 'badey ke kebab' or Buffalo kebabs in its menu because of scarcity of buffalo meat in the state's capital which had several meat shops sealed in an ongoing crackdown, nine cases in Lucknow alone.

For the first time since it was established in 1906 in Akbari Gate, the restaurant served chicken and mutton kebabs. “Customers are getting angry,” said Abu Baqr, who runs the Akbari Gate outlet. “It is costly to me also and has ruined our speciality.”

On Wednesday, three meat shops have been torched by ‘unidentified’ persons in India’s state of Uttar Pradesh.

The 44-year-old priest-politician has been campaigning aggressively against slaughterhouses and the BJP has said that a promised ban will soon come into effect.

Riding a strong anti-meat sentiment, the BJP had promised in its manifesto to shut all mechanised slaughterhouses immediately after forming government

Immediately after taking oath Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath warned the state police that local police officers will be made accountable if ‘illegal’ meat shops and slaughter houses are found to be functioning.

India has seen a rapid increase in Hindu right-wing radicalisation and anti-minority violence allegedly at the behest of India’s ruling party BJP.

Hamza Rao is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan. He can be reached at He tweets at @HamzaRaoxxx


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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