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After meat ban, Sonakshi Sinha calls India BAN-istan, faces Twitterati's ire


Mumbai, Sep 9: A political row erupted over the ban on sale of meat for four days during the upcoming 'Paryushan' Jain holy festival in Mumbai.

After the news of meat ban broke, it became talk of the town on social media.

When Sonakshi Sinha was trolled on Twitter for calling India BAN-istan.
Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor was trolled on Twitter after she tweeted about the same and later, actress Sonakshi Sinha was also trolled.

The first such ban was permitted way back in 1964, then in 1994, later in 2004, in 2013 there was a two-day ban on meat during the Jain festival.

The ban, imposed by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will be implemented on September 10, 13, 17 and 18 when slaughter of meat will be stopped in the Deonar abattoir and sale will not be permitted in the city.

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.

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.

However, the Shiv Sena, senior ruling partner in the BMC coalition with BJP, distanced itself from the ban, though it respected Jain religious sentiments.

Sonakshi had tweeted and said, "This is a free country! Welcome to BAN-istan... I meant india.. Stupid autocorrect."

Here are few tweets which followed there after:

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