Meat Ban in Mumbai for 4 Days
The Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation announced ban on meat in the state on 10th,13th, 17th and 18th September on account of the strictly vegetarian Jains’ festival. Slaughter and sale of mean is prohibited on these four days in Mumbai. The ban led to outrage on Twitter and media. Jain community will observe a religious fast for eight days from Friday. Officials said they demanded the ban as their religion prescribes non-violence to all living beings. Following a demand by two BJP legislators, Raj Purohit and Atul Bhatkhalkar, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Monday issued notice that the Deonar slaughter house and all meat shops in the city would remain closed for these four days.
However, the Shiv Sena that respects Jain religion is also against the ban. Mohammed Ali Qureshi, president of industry body the Bombay Suburban Beef Dealers’ Association, said, “Jains do not eat onions and garlic as well, so tomorrow is the government going to ban those items also?”. Twitter started trolling the move as soon as the meat ban was announced.