Meat ban for four days in Mumbai: Non-Vegetarian food is unhealthy, brings several diseases, says Subramanian Swamy

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| Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 12:48
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Meat ban for four days in Mumbai: Non-Vegetarian food is unhealthy, brings several diseases, says Subramanian Swamy
MUMBAI: Different communities live together in this ‘cosmopolitan city’. Mumbai, the financial capital of India, boasts of diverse cultures and communities united, however, going by the recent decision announced by civic body of the city, a case of communal discrimination can still be sensed. 
 
Giving in to the demands raised by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators and Jain organizations, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has banned meat in Mumbai for four days during the Jain fasting season of Paryushan. While the BMC usually restricts slaughter and sale of meat for two days during Paryushan, this year it enforced the four-day ban across Mumbai.  
 
The ban comes days after the BJP ruled Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation banned the sale of meat for eight days at the time of the fasting season and months after the ban on cow slaughter and subsequently on beef products.
 
Speaking on the same, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said, “Jains are a backbone of our Hindu society and there is no harm in getting vegetarian for them for few days. In my opinion, non-vegetarian food is unhealthy and brings a lot of diseases. We obviously cannot force anyone to turn vegetarian but certainly can suggest people to be one.”
 
Even though it is only for few days (specific dates from September 11 – 18), the move is being criticized majorly in many circles for its religious drive. The decision was sure to not go too well with the Indian Twitterati, be it meat lovers or not.  
 
Soon after the decision as announced, #meatban was trending on the micro-blogging site Twitter across the country and was amongst the top trends in India on Tuesday. 
 
Let’s take a look on how people are responding to the latest decision on #meatban:
 
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Meat Banning

This should have been done along with the constitution. Not at whims and fancies of the political parties. Public wrath is likely to come.

Dictatorship in democracy

Dictatorship in democracy

killing democracy

Dont force, let popole make their choice.

stupid decision

Banning meat is realy a very stupid decision..no one should be forced for any decision..Everyone have rights to live their life in ther own way..

meat ban

if you allow thousands of goats to be slaughtered on some occasion why cant you allow banning meat for a few days? If every religion is being praised in India then every one should respect it.

MeatBan

They are trying to kill our country.

mumbai ban

Non religion in India teaches us to kill somebody for our appetite. So every religion in India teaches us to be vegetarian . India with 80.2% of hindu's population should be happy for this ban on meat and should welcome this.....

mumbai ban

Non religion in India teaches us to kill somebody for our appetite. So every religion in India teaches us to be vegetarian . India with 80.2% of hindu's population should be happy for this ban on meat and should welcome this.....

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