Sale and slaughter of meat banned in Bangalore

It comes after the BBMP previously banned the slaughter of animals and the sale of meat on the occasion of Ram Navami

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In view of Buddha Purnima, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has banned the sale and slaughter of meat in Bengaluru as per ANI.

This comes after the BBMP previously banned the slaughter of animals and the sale of meat on the occasion of Ram Navami.

In an interview with News18, activist Brinda Adige questioned the logic behind banning meat at every festival. Adige said: “There are a lot of reasons that are given, saying it’s to safeguard the feelings of the people of a particular community, because on that particular day which is their feast, they don’t want the animals to be slaughtered.” She asked if people in this community were ok and their feelings if animals were slaughtered before or after their festival day. She further added that the government and the BBMP do not realize that day laborers depend on it for their livelihood which is being snatched from them.

According to Hindustan timethe sale of meat is prohibited in Bangalore on the following days:

        • Sri Rama Navami (April 10)
        • Mahaveer Jayanti (April 14)
        • Krishna Janmasthami (August 19)
        • Ganesh Chaturthi (August 31)
        • Gandhi Jayanti (October 2)
        • Sadhu Vaswani Jayanti (November 25)

According to a report by ANIthe BBMP had previously banned the slaughter of animals and the sale of meat on the occasion of Ram Navami on April 10.

“There will be a blanket ban on abattoirs, slaughter of animals and sale of meat on Ram Navami,” reads the order from the Bengaluru civic body.

Meanwhile, relatively fewer crowds were seen in the city’s wet markets. Meat shop owners and meat traders at Cox Town Market in Bengaluru had said they would abide by the BBMP order.

“We will follow government orders and do no business tomorrow. Tomorrow is a public holiday,” said Md Zamrud, a mutton retailer from Cox Town. ANI.

“We have been following this for years. We have no problem. We will follow government orders. Whatever orders hotels have, we will only supply them on Saturday. We will not do business tomorrow,” another trader said. in meat, Sazzad.

According to ANI, Chaitra Navratri celebrations involve the worship of Goddess Durga and her nine forms. During this period, devotees offer their prayers to Goddess Durga and observe fasting for nine days.

The ninth day of Chaitra Navratri is celebrated as the birthday of Ram Navami or Hindu Lord Rama.

With ANI inputs

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