New Delhi: Animal slaughter and sale of meat have been banned in parts of Karnataka and Delhi on Sunday on the occasion of Ram Navami. In Karnataka, the Bengaluru civic agency has banned the sale of meat in the city on Sri Rama Navami. “There will be a complete ban on slaughterhouses, animal slaughter and sale of meat on Sri Rama Navami,” said the order issued by the Joint Director of Animal Husbandry Department of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).


This order is based on the circular dated April 3 of BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta. A BBMP official justified the move by saying that Gandhi Jayanti, Sarvodaya Divas and other religious events would be banned every year on the occasion of Ram Navami. imposed on the sale of meat and animal slaughter. “There is a complete ban on these practices on various occasions for at least eight days in a year,” he said.


Meanwhile, in the national capital, two municipal corporations—East and South Delhi—have issued similar orders on the occasion of Hindu religious festivals.


The South Delhi Municipal Corporation had issued an order directing the closure of meat shops during the entire Navratri from April 2-11. This was the first time that the SDMC had asked the meat shops under its jurisdiction to shut down during Navratri. , During Navratri, 99% of the households in Delhi do not even use garlic and onion, so we have decided that in South MCD No meat shop will open. Violators will be fined,” said South Delhi Municipal Corporation Mayor Mukkesh Suryan.

According to Mayor of East Delhi Municipal Corporation Shyam Sundar Agarwal, meat shops under the jurisdiction of EDMC will remain closed during the last three days of Navratri till Navami. , We license slaughterhouses with regulations; They should be closed on Saptami, Ashtami, Navami, Deepawali, Guru Nanak Jayanti etc., so we have closed them. We appeal and re-examine so that they are stale Don’t sell meat.” Agarwal said.

The sale of raw meat has also been banned during Navratri in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. However, the district magistrate clarified that licensed meat shops can run their business in covered kiosks during the nine-day long festival.