Jaipur: After Mumbai and Rajasthan, sale of meat has now been banned in Ahmedabad during the Jain festival period of 'Paryushan'.
As per reports, the Ahmedabad Police Commissioner has ordered a ban on meat for a week.
During the ban, any kind of cattle slaughter will not be permitted in the city.
On Thursday, the BJP government in Rajasthan had imposed a ban on sale of meat during Paryushan, a festival celebrated by Shwetambar Jains.
The ban in Rajasthan will be in place on September 17 and 18. Slaughterhouses as well as meat and fish shops in the state have been ordered to remain closed on these days.
The ban in Rajasthan will also remain in force on September 27 for the festival of Anant Chaturdashi, which is celebrated by Digambar Jains.
Earlier, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), ruled by the BJP, had announced a ban on sale of meat, including mutton and chicken, for four days in the country's financial capital.
However, the MNS and Shiv Sena, which had severely criticised the BMC order, yesterday defied the ban and protested by selling meat at several locations.