Bengaluru bans meat on Ganesha Chaturthi festival

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The festival of God Ganesh chaturthi is a great festival of Hindus in India which is celebrated over all in India . Particularly , it is celebrated especially in Maharashtra. Government has banned on meat selling and purchasing for a day on the occasion of God Ganesha chaturthi on September 17, 2015.

The Congress-Janata Dal (Secular)-controlled civic body has become the latest civic body to bar the sale of meat within its limits, at a time a controversy has erupted over several BJP-state government, including Maharashtra, imposing such bans.

Joint director has banned the slaughter of animals and the sale of meat in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike limits on September 17, 2015, on account of Ganesha Chaturthi, the civic body said in a release on Tuesday.

Asked about the ban, BBMP commissioner G Kumar Naik said: “It is a routine thing practised on account of festivities.”

Food and civil supplies minister Dinesh Gundu Rao distanced the government from the decision. “BBMP has taken the decision, it is a everyday thing. The government has not taken any such decision,” he said.

Recently, a four-day ban on the sale of meat in Mumbai during the Jain festival of Paryushan Parva activate a controversy — and a court case — after political parties like the Shiv Sena and the MNS against the move.

Some other BJP-government like Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana and Chhattisgarh have also taken similar measures on account of the eight-day Jain fasting period.

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