Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has banned sale of meat for four days during the Jain festival of Paryushan. As per an order issued from Deonar abattoir, sale of meat in civic markets will be discontinued and the slaughterhouse will be shut on September 10, 13, 17 and 18.
While the Jain festival is scheduled to be held from September 10 to 17, Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations will begin in the city on September 17. Last year too, the sale of meat was banned in the city for four days.
The demand to ban meat sale, as per the order, was made by Ahimsa Sangh, Vishwamaitri Trust. “Jainism is based on the principle of non-violence. There are not only a lot of Jains in Mumbai but a lot of Jain monks will also be visiting the city during the period…we request you to cooperate during the rituals,” the letter said.