Mumbai, Sep 8: In a controversial move, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has agreed for a four-day ban on the sale of meat in Mumbai i.e. on Sep 10, 13, 17 and 18. This has sparked a massive debate over social media where people are criticising the move.
According to the directive, slaughter of meat will not be allowed for four days until the ritual fasting of Jains comes to an end on September 18. However, restaurants will be allowed to serve meat on these days.
The Paryushan is scheduled between September 10-17, with the 10-day Ganeshotsav starting from September 17, and Bakri Eid falling on September 22-23. [4-day meat ban in Mumbai during Jain fasting period]
The decision to ban meat sale - following a demand by the Ahimsa Sangh's Vishwamaitri Trust, besides Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politicians like Raj Purohit and Atul Shah - was promptly passed by the BMC on Monday.
This move has sparked a massive uproar over social media and micro blogging website Twitter where a section is criticising the state government and termed it anti-Constitutional. People are also flaying the BJP-ruled Government over the same.
While there are also few who are defending the move and said it has been happening since 1993 but this time it is being unnecessarily publicised because BJP is in power in the state as well as at Centre.
Here are few such tweets: