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After Mumbai, sale of meat banned in Rajasthan for Jain festivals

Amid the ongoing row in Mumbai over the meat ban during a Jain festival, the Rajasthan government here has also imposed restrictions on the sale of meat.


After Mumbai, sale of meat banned in Rajasthan for Jain festivals
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Jaipur: Amid the ongoing row in Mumbai over the meat ban during a Jain festival, the Rajasthan government here has also imposed restrictions on the sale of meat.

As per reports, the state government issued an order on Wednesday banning the sale of meat during Paryushan, a festival of Shwetambar Jains.

Also Read: Shiv Sena hits out at Jain community, accuses of volte face

The ban will be in place on September 17 and 18, as per the directive issued by the directorate of local bodies, which ordered slaughterhouses as well as meat and fish shops to remain closed on these days.

The ban 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.

Also Read: Shiv Sena, MNS defy meat ban in Mumbai, set up stalls to sell chicken

However, the MNS and Shiv Sena, which severely criticised the BMC order, today defied the ban and protested by selling meat at several locations.

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