A Green Chick Chop outlet in Gurugram has put up a notice to announce the ban on sale of raw meat on Tuesdays. Photo by Shubhangi Misra. | ThePrint
A Green Chick Chop outlet in Gurugram has put up a notice to announce the ban on sale of raw meat on Tuesdays. Photo by Shubhangi Misra. | ThePrint
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Gurugram: Unless you have meat stored in your refrigerator or are planning to order some online, Tuesday cooking at Gurugram homes must follow a vegetarian menu. The reason? The recent ban on the sale of raw meat in the city on Tuesdays. The ban also covers the sale of fish, though eggs are exempted from this rule.

The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) on 18 March banned the sale of raw meat in the city on Tuesdays, supposedly as a mark of respect to “Hindu sentiments”. The proposal was passed despite reported objection from MCG commissioner, Vinay Pratap Singh. Singh had reportedly said that food was an “individual choice”.

Residents unhappy with the ban see it as an unwelcome curb on their personal choice to eat, or not, what they want any day of the week, but for meat traders it is a more serious issue of loss of business and income. What makes it worse, according to them, is that the decision seems “unfair” and “unjust” — raw meat continues to be available for sale online and restaurants are not barred from serving meat either.

The Corporation’s reason that restaurants and online stores are not under its jurisdiction doesn’t take away from the distress of shop-owners affected by the ban.

While smaller business, selling only raw meats, are the worst-hit by the ban, the Corporation directive does cover bigger retailers too, such as departmental stores and retail chains. All licenced raw meat shops fall under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon. This includes premium stores like Modern Bazaar, Foodhall and Le Marche.

ThePrint reached representatives of a Foodhall outlet in Gurugram’s Gold Course Road on the store’s landline number, but there was no response till the time of publishing this report. A Le Marche official, contacted over phone, only said that “they weren’t authorised to speak on the issue”. Modern Bazaar was more forthcoming, and confirmed that they have not been operating their raw-meat counter on Tuesdays since the ban came into effect.

Surendra Pal Singh, manager of two Modern Bazaar outlets, said, “Premium stores also have to follow government guidelines and as there’s a blanket ban on sale of raw meat and butchering, we are following the directives. Our raw meat counters are shut on Tuesdays. But frozen meat and other non-vegetarian items are available for sale even on that day.”

For a clearer idea on the ban, and the reasoning behind it, ThePrint reached Ashish Shingla, chief medical officer, MCG, both on WhatsApp and phone, but received no response. The MCG commissioner was also approached, on phone and over email, but no response was received till the time of publishing this report.

Gurugram has 129 licensed meat shops, of which 120 remained closed last Tuesday. Those who opened their shops, were let off with a warning.


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Targeting small retailers

“What kind of a law is this? It only hurts small retailers, while big online stores eat into our business,” rued 38-year-old Pramod Kumar, who runs a small shop, Sonu Chicken Corner, in Sector 14, Gurugram.

“The law should treat everyone equally. If shops selling raw meat are shut on Tuesdays, even online stores shouldn’t be allowed to deliver and restaurants shouldn’t be allowed to serve food,” he added. The Corporation’s reasoning of jurisdictional restrictions doesn’t really matter to him.

This is not the first time that meat sellers in Gurugram have felt unfairly treated by the Corporation. The MCG started issuing licenses for shops selling raw meat in 2017. But retailers complain nothing has been done since to facilitate ease of business.

“They make us feel like we’re running a dirty business, something to be conducted furtively,” says the owner of a raw-meat shop, on the condition of anonymity. “Imagine this, Gurugram doesn’t even have an abattoir. The meat has to be brought in from Delhi early every morning.”

Carrying on with his grumblings against the corporation, the shopkeeper alleged, “The MCG is corrupt. All they have done since 2017 is harass us and charge us ridiculous amounts of money. The license renewal fee has been doubled [ironically the same day that the Tuesday ban on sales came in] from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000. The fee isn’t as high even in Mumbai.”

While the ban means a four-day loss in business every month for shop owners, the rent, cost of labour and other operational charges remain the same. David Naved Watharkar, 34, proprietor of the David and Company meat shop in Gurugram’s Arjun Market, said that problems with the MCG go unaddressed since there is no association of meat shop owners in the city to take up their issues.

“I pay a rent of Rs 2 lakh per month for my shop in DLF Phase-I. But the ban means that I have to incur a loss of four-days’ income every month.”

Then there is the question of customer retention, which may lead to more long-term problems for many. “In the past few days, my shop was first shut for Holi and then again on Tuesday because of the ban. Even our most loyal of customers have had to order from online stores. We are losing customers to big online companies like BigBasket and Licious,” he added.

It is difficult for the shop owners to take a stand against the rule, at least individually, says Watharkar, because “while getting our licenses renewed, we have to sign an undertaking that we’ll comply by the decision of the MCG when it comes to when we can open our shops and when we can’t”.


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To eat, or not to eat

Meanwhile, non-vegetarian cuisine is still available at restaurants. The ban on sale of raw meat on Tuesdays only means that food joints, big and small, have to now buy and store it from Monday.

Shantanu Mondal, manager of a brewery on Golf Course Road said they’ve continued to serve non-vegetarian to their customers the past two Tuesdays, since the ban came into effect. “We have a total of seven breweries across Gurugram. We source our meat for Tuesday on Monday evening and freeze it. The meat also takes some time to marinate.”

Some other breweries and restaurants, like Manhattan Bar Exchange and ReSet By Plan B, said source their meat from Delhi anyway, and weren’t even aware of the ban.

But not having the option of buying and cooking fresh meat at home has irked many residents, who see it as an unnecessary intrusion by the Corporation into their personal space and freedom.

“We don’t need such polarisation in the country,” said 52-year-old Nischal Singh, a real estate developer. “I am Sikh. Why should I have to forego meat on Tuesdays for a Hindu deity? This law is unilateral and foolish, especially when businesses have already taken a hit because of the Covid situation.”

Former World Bank employee, Deepak Ahluwalia, questioned the logic behind closing meat shops a single day of the week. “Does it take care of people’s sentiments to close shop for one day. Other days it’s fine to sell meat?” he asked, adding, “I don’t see a reason why I shouldn’t be able to buy meat on Tuesdays if I want to. Things were working fine till now, weren’t they?”

If anything, the ban has managed to drive a wedge between common people who may otherwise have not given much thought to the subject. In stark contrast to Singh’s opinion is that of Sanjay Gupta, a sweet shop owner in Gurugram. “I think it’s a great decision,” he said, “one that should’ve been taken earlier. Why can’t people stop eating meat for one day? Why can’t they respect Hindus? Even liquor shops should be closed on Tuesdays.”

Agreed an advertising professional who didn’t want to be named, “If Tuesday is considered a holy day by 80 per cent of the country, meat shop owners can just consider it as an off day. I don’t understand why people have made such a big deal out of this issue, we have many bigger things to discuss. Many shops remain closed on Monday, some on Wednesdays, others on Saturdays…”.

But some meat-shop owners see this as an imposition of upper-caste Hindu beliefs — meat shops are typically owned by Muslims and those from the scheduled castes.

“Why would seth log [the elite] do this business?” asked one, speaking on the condition of anonymity. “I am a Valmiki by caste, most other meat shop owners also belong to the lower castes or are Muslim by faith. When have we ever been respected in this country?”

Another meat shop owner, a Muslim, says he would anyway keep his shop closed on Tuesdays, even before the ban was put in place. “We should respect and follow the religion of the country we live in.”

(Edited by Poulomi Banerjee)


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  1. It should have been banned for all the days ..
    And sorry commissioner sir, consuming meat (and milk) is not personal thing anymore..

    1) Food and Water shortage: To produce 1kg of meat, 20kg of fodder and 5-10,000 litres of fresh water is consumed.

    2) Meat industry is among the topmost cause of climate change (greenhouse gas producer).

    3) To feed these animals, 75% of agricultural land is used to grow fodder, which further causes deforestation, shrinking the habitat of many species (mass extinction of wildlife?)

    4) This ecological unbalance is catastrophic to human survival.

    So, if you have even a little bit of love remaining for your kids, STOP CONSUMING MEAT /MILK/ GHEE RIGHT NOW!

  2. It should have been banned for all the days .

    And sorry commissioner sir, consuming meat (and milk) is not personal thing anymore..

    1) Meat industry is among the topmost cause of climate change (greenhouse gas producer).

    2) Food and Water shortage: To produce 1kg of meat, 20kg of fodder and 5-10,000 litres of fresh water is consumed.

    3) To feed these animals, 75% of agricultural land is used to grow fodder, which further causes deforestation, shrinking the habitat of many species (mass extinction of wildlife?)

    4) This ecological unbalance is catastrophic to human survival.

    So, if you have even a little bit of love for your kids, STOP CONSUMING MEAT /MILK/
    GHEE RIGHT NOW!

    • Meat is acquired test. Human never had canine teeth, needed to kill and eat meat. So it is good idea to move away from eating meat. Secularist Hindu monkeys, who ape west, will become vegetarian as slowly vegetarianism is becoming mainstream in west.

  3. Our descent on the slippery slope is slowly gathering momentum. All the late 19 th century hindu reformers and authors work have been negated.

    He mor durbhaga desh jaha ke korecho apaman, apamanito hote hobe Sabari saman….

    • Very well said Mr Ansh !

      In fact, one can look forward to the re-introduction of Sati, child marriage, khap panchayats, sharper caste boundaries, violence agaisnt lower castes and Dalits, confining women to homes, widespread use of astrology, prevention of the sale of all types of meat – to name a few. The “scientific temper” that the Constitution talks of will disappear and so will equality for all religions.

      The social reformers of the 19th century would be turning in their graves. India will become a Hindu Pakistan on it journey to becoming a Hindu Saudi Arabia.

    • Write In English. This is not Hindi/Urdu news paper. We don’t understand what you are saying. So if you want to write Hindi/ Urdu select those newspapers.

      • Harry: Mr Ansh has written in English as well. Your problem is that you are unable to counter his assertion. Indeed, I second Mr Ansh’s statement that thanks to Hindutva, PM Modi and rabid Modi bhakths like you, the country is on a slippery slope to disintegration and discord.

        Mr Ansh cites one of India’s finest poets and a literary giant Sri Rabindranath Tagore whose poem

        ““He mor durbhaga desh!” (Oh, my wretched country!)

        wonderfully summarises the state of affairs in India.

        I include the full poem here Harry.

        “He mor durbhaga desh!” (Oh, my wretched country!)

        Oh my wretched country!

        You will be humiliated in the same way you humiliated others for so long.
        Those whom you deprived of basic humanity
        Whom you zealously excluded, despite being in the same boat
        You will be brought down to your knees one day.
        You left them out in the cold, day in and day out
        You despised the very soul of the people
        You will be paid back in the same coin
        When you will have to eat and drink along with them
        One day at the doorway of deprivation.
        .
        You ostracized and cornered them
        With your own your own strength you labeled them with your disdain
        You trampled them under your feet
        You will have to come down to their status one day for salvation; there is no other way out
        You too will have to experience their humiliation, one day.
        With your wickedness you rebuffed them as lowly
        You repudiated them as backward and brought yourself down to the level of backwardness.
        You thrust them into the darkness of ignorance thus building up a vast chasm
        Which will one day be bridged only through your immense ignominy
        Heaps of degradation have dominated for centuries

        You have not allowed them to move forward even an inch
        You too will be disgraced just like the ones whom you disgraced one day.
        You are still blind to the monarch of mortality at your door who has cursed you for your racial arrogance.
        If you still revile them, keep them distant, and surround yourself with pride and prejudice
        Death will one day bring you down to the same obscurity–to the ashes, all alike..

        Thanks Mr Ansh for having pointed me towards this wonderful and highly relevant poem. But I guess, had Tagore lived today, PM Modi and his IT cell would have hounded him out of the country. To the delight of the Harrys of India.

        • Wow. R

          avindranath Tagore should have also installed courage & pride in Bengalis like Amaritya Sen family to stay in their ancestral land, in present day Bangladesh, and fight for secularism there instead of running away to safely in India and then lecturing others. Those Bengali Hindus who came much later after 1947 were more courageous.

          To people like Amaritya Sen, Harsh Mander and Ram Puniyani i will say that if you had stayed there and fought for secularism there we would have respect and admiration for your courage. If you had died there fighting for secularism there, we would have shed tears and build memorials for you guys and commission Teesta Setalvad to build memorial, like she did for Muslims.

          • Correction:

            Wow.

            RAVINDRANATH TAGORE should have also installed courage & pride in Bengalis like Amaritya Sen family to stay in their ancestral land, in present day Bangladesh, and fight for secularism there instead of running away to safely in India and then lecturing others. Those Bengali Hindus who came much later after 1947 were more courageous.

            To people like Amaritya Sen, Harsh Mander and Ram Puniyani i will say that if you had stayed there and fought for secularism there we would have respect and admiration for your courage. If you had died there fighting for secularism there, we would have shed tears and build memorials for you guys and commission Teesta Setalvad to build GRAND memorial, like she did for Muslims.

  4. India has become a laughing stock where drinking shit like cow urine and liquor is promoted. The people who ban animal products have their daily bread laced with animal fat in the form of butter. Their meals are prepared in ghee,another form of animal fat. They take in animal protein in the form of milk.

    • Abe mulle to chale jaa na india se fir itni problem hai to tere jaise mullo ki tarah hum cow ko marte to nhi hai na. Aur pehle quran ki hadise parh aur uski baato ko explain karke dikha fir hame bataio. Tumhari yahi problem hai naam shantidoot hai lekin kaam auranzeb wale hi karoge.

      • I wonder whether youir BIMARU parents taught you your manners or whether you picked them at your shaka. Or perhaps at both places ?

      • India mei Hindu Muslam k alewa bhi hai log.
        And Dr. Mohammad Shafi is just stating facts. Bura wo tujhe isilie lag raha hai kyuki sach hai.

  5. This is the arbitrary baggage and harassment Hindutva thugs will concoct from time to time.

  6. I guess the next step one can expect from the BJP is to re-introduce sati. And I am willing to bet that all the Sanghis and Modi bhakths will support that move as well.

    In the Vishwaguru, anything goes in the name of “Hindu sentiments”.

  7. I don’t know why so much fuss? Agreed eating meat is individual’s choice. But ban is not stopping you from eating meat on Tuesday. Selling meat is restricted.
    Secondly, small shopkeepers that are claiming loss of business on Tuesday are really misguiding ; their sales would be increased on Mondays, there will not be loss of revenue as people eating meat will purchase on Mondays. As far as online vs offline business are concerned, they can also sell meat online thru their own portals, if they wish.
    Thirdly, this ban should not be looked as if we are dividing the country. Non Hindus community should also show respect to Hinduism. Are Only Hindus supposed to be tolerant to other faiths? What about vice versa?

    • At the moment, we are tolerating way to much of this shit!
      All your points are wrong, not everyone plans their meals a day prior, so yes, there will definitely be loss of business. So that’s NOT misguiding.
      Setting up online portals to sell ? Please call a web developer and ask them how much they charge to build that website for you. Or call a website that offers this service. That’s expensive. So again, it’s not the article, but your point which is wrong.

  8. I don’t know what is going to become of our country…like so much hatred towards a particular religion that they are going to any extent;just because some Hindu’s don’t consume meat on Tuesdays these people are putting a ban on it!!! Do they even once think of the sellers who will be affected by this,will the corporation pay for their losses!!!

    • Well said Ms Sakina Warish !

      The dumb, cruel Hindutvadis believe that meat bans on Tuesdays will harm Muslims. This is because Muslims usually run abattoirs that are the visible part of the meat supply chain. But many poor Hindu farmers supply the animals to the Muslim run abattoirs and they too are equally affected. Thus, the poor – Hindus as well as Muslims – pay the price for Savarkar’s sick, violent Nazi ideology called Hindutva.

      But the true tragedy in India a.k.a. Vishwaguru is the fact that the poor Hindu, especially the ones living in the black hole that is BIMARU will still vote Modi’s vile Hindutva because Modi has convinced him that his poverty is due to Muslims.

      As Adolf Hitler’s Propaganda Minister Joseph Göbbels (1897-1945) said:

      “There is no need for propaganda to be rich in intellectual content”

    • Do they even once think of the sellers who will be affected by this

      Well sellers can catch Samjhota Express. They should provide free tickets for Samjhota express.

      • Harry: There are 2 broad categories of sellers in the meat supply chain – a nuance that seems to have escaped your attention, thanks in no small measure to the saffron tinted lenses you wear to peer at the world.

        1: The Muslim owners of abattoirs that actually sell the meat to the final customer – mostly Hindu;
        2: The mainly Hindu suppliers of poultry and livestock to the Muslim owned abattoirs.

        The BJP in its infinite, bottomless stupidity, fundamentalism and deep hatred of Muslims takes aim at the Muslim owners of abattoirs, these being the most visible part of the meat supply chain. But they also deal an equally savage, if not a more savage blow to the Hindu suppliers to the Muslim abattoirs. These Hindu sellers are not going to catch your much ballyhooed Samjhauta Express – they are going to languish in even more penury.

        But then Harry, you are one of those gomutra swilling gaurakshaks who believes in cutting off his nose to spite his face.

        • If we stop abattoirs here guys like you will catch Samjhota Express to satisfy your lust for meat and fill up the pages in Dawn newspaper. Also Pakistani women are more beautiful, so later on you will become another convert like Pilai and join extremist group to get one.

          • Harry: In your singularly pathetic response to me you bleat:

            “.. If we stop abattoirs here guys like you will catch Samjhota Express to satisfy your lust for meat and fill up the pages in Dawn newspaper ..”

            Well, research shows that as much as 80% of Indians eat meat and that India being an overwhelmingly vegetarian country is largely a myth. (ref: bbc.in/3mTIf5I)

            So, Harry, going by your decree, 80% of Indians should be put on the Samjhauta Express to Pakistan and there they can read the Dawn. Brilliant ! You deserve a cabinet post in Adithyanath’s government!

            Your rants remind me of what American politician and inventor Benjamin Franklin (1706-90) said of people like you.

            “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid”

  9. Shear nonsense ,whose says that all Hindus eat only vegan on Tuesdays. There so many Hindus just not chicken mutton fish but also eat beef and pork as well. Some Lunatics aliens only want to have their own whims and fancies just wants to Crap nd only Crap

  10. A non issue being just raked up by Journalists – wonder what purpose it serves.
    Hope there is clarity that it’s about banning Sale and not Eating.
    Better not to follow The Print. While it talks of Supporting Journalism – exploits it for only for their very narrow personal gratification – not at all serving the purpose of Journalism.

  11. Who other than The print is rattled by this ban??? None
    ThePrint has lost it relevance in news media today to coverup useless stories…
    Why can’t they run an article on vegetarian life style

    • Mr Rashesh: Most Indians and most Hindus are meat eaters. They didn’t teach you that at your Hindu Yuva Vahini shaka ?

  12. hi i am a vegetarian hindu atheist, and i too think that this ban is just an majoritarian rule of hindu’s in an parliamentary democracy, oh sorry an electoral autocracy. what’s next? ban all meat? ban choice of people? bring back the caste system? stop marriages that society doesn’t allow? i think this govt is too undemocratic and every decision of theirs should be looked with skepticism and distrust.

    • Great comment Mr Aayush Garg !

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the next step in this relentless march of Hindutva under Prophet Modi would be the re-introduction of sati by the BJP !

      • So catch Samjhota Express before it is too late.

        Our Pakistani brothers need beef eating secularist Hindus to build a minority friendly secular Pakistan of Jinnah’s dream, where a person is Pakistani first and Muslim, Hindu or Sikh later.

        • Harry: Come up with arguments and stop behaving like a Babu Bajrangi clone. If you cannot debate, scoot back to your Hindu Yuva Vahini shaka and play with your lathi there.

          • I can argue with a person who has brains, not a programmed Robot. You remind of Jack Nicholson in movie Shinning, basically typing same nonsense over and over.

    • It is good start. India as country of Buddha & Gandhi should be in forefront of compassion toward other creatures. India should show the way in humane treatment of animals. Hindu secus like you should be put in slaughterhouse to see for yourself how much pain and suffering animals are getting because of meat lust of few, unless you compassion is limited to minorities.

      It is estimated that it requires 8 lb of feed to produce 1 lb of meat. so it is wasteful in poor country.

      • Harry: In keeping with your pathological obsession with meat bans, why don’t you extend the ban to the Armed Forces as well? Why don’t you open a Saravana Bhavan outlet in Siachen glacier? You can open one in Golwan valley as well.

        Perhaps consuming idis submerged in sambar, masala dosa and medu vada splashed with with coconut chutney will be the secret sauce that will cause the meat-eating Chinese and Pakistanis to piss in their pants. And your crusade for vegetarianising and Hindutvaising the Armed Forces will not be complete without a bar in Siachen serving your personal favourite, the gomutra beer would it Harry?

        Harry: Your incessant, vacuous and vile rants and complaints remind me of a quote from the American politician and inventor Benjamin Franklin (1706-90):

        “Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do”

        • Armed Forces are trained to fight and survive on land. So they can even eat human when needed. That has happened in POW camps. Nikita Khrushchev joked about it when he said that food was so scarce in Soviet Prison Camps and German POWs were so hungry that they even ate guards. I am sure if Kili was one of them he would become cannibal too.

  13. Very good move….
    The Print is as per their reputation is making issue out of non issue…
    Those who want to have non veg on Tuesday can purchase it on Monday.. Why the ho halla?

    • The govt has absolutely NO RIGHT TO BAN ANY KIND OF FOOD BECAUSE FOOD IS AN INDIVIDUAL CHOICE. The citizens should have the right to decide what they will eat and what they won’t eat. The govt has absolutely nothing to say in this.

      • Mukherjee ,Say that in NOAKHALI. We don’t need lecture from run away refugees like you, Harsh Mander or Ram Puniyani.

        • Harry: We are living in April 2021.

          Write when you have woken up from your gomutra beer induced stupor and come to your senses.

          • France has come to sense and planning to prohibit Hijab, Niqab for women under 18. Hope now you will not visit France. Our your outrage is limited to India only? Or your April 2021 human rights has different standards for France compared to India?

    • Mr King: You look at this from the point of view of bhakths like yourselves and not from that of the consumers of meat or the producers of meat. In fact, the entire supply chain for meat from the farmers who raise the animals through the abattoirs and to the final consumer is adversely affected. And that plunges many poor farmers and abattoir owners into even more poverty. But then, as a blinkered, blind, presumably Modi worshipping bhakth, I doubt you understand basic economics.

      Fact is Mr King, my consumption of what I like and when I like to consume it is solely my prerogative and it should be a non-issue to everyone else. So bhakths like you, the BJP, the RSS and the rest of your Hindutva brethren can simply bugger off.

      Mind boggling indeed the government would devote time and energy to these frivolous non-issues rather than tackling other serious problems facing society. For instance Covid 19, the rampant lynchings and harassment of Muslims and Christians and the tanking of the economy under the Gujarathi pracharak’s watch. But then, as long as geniuses like you are around, I guess, lunacy will prevail.

  14. HOW ” NO MEAT TUESDAY CAN BE WRONG ? ” When in many parts of country there is special self rule of one community that “”no way while we are sitting on roads for Namaz “””. People who are in a hurry to reach their destination and have to wait for Namazis to finish Namaz. It’s not Bhaichara at all. Why all bhaichara burden is on shoulders of Hindus only and not on other communities ? Is this justified Mr Librandoos ?

    • You are absolutely right but to cover up one wrong thing and doing the same thing doesn’t make you right. There should be ban on namaz on road, road is public property nobody have right to occupy it for their religious practices but there should freedom on what to eat when to eat and where to eat

    • You hatemonger bigot when you will stop dragging Muslims in everything This kind of propaganda against Islam and Muslims is not going to help you
      Don’t miss lead innocent people you hatemongers
      Muslim Prayer on Friday takes hardly 20 minutes including sermon so don’t compare this fascist undemocratic ban on meat

    • You hatemonger bigot when you will stop dragging Muslims in everything
      This kind of propaganda against Islam and Muslims is not going to help you
      Don’t miss lead innocent people you hatemongers
      Muslim Prayer on Friday takes hardly 20 minutes including sermon so don’t compare this undemocratic ban on meat with Friday Muslim prayer

    • You hatemonger when you people will stop dragging Muslims in everything
      This kind of propaganda against Islam and Muslims is not going to help you
      Don’t miss lead innocent people
      Muslim Prayer on Friday takes hardly 20 minutes including sermon so don’t compare this undemocratic ban on meat with Friday Muslim prayer

    • So have u ever been to Deoghar,Jharkhand or Varanasi,Up in Navratri .There they used to put pandals in mid of roads or in side of roads for about nine days I guess n people have to suffer their also .Have anyone ever compalined about it .The namaz is only for atmost 1 hour but the pandals are for nine days there barring people to use that road n making them to take another route .So this should also be banned . N namaz on roads should have been banned earlier . How could someone pray on the road where there is dirt n filth evwrywhere ??

  15. The tide of constitutionalism is ebbing more swiftly than anyone could have imagined. How much further it will travel before, as always happens in nature, it turns is hard to judge.

  16. Well this is childish. I’m a vegetarian & i’ve friends who are non-veg & some don’t eat on Tuesday while others on Wednesday or Saturday. This should be left on people

  17. I so agree with that notion that PREFERENCE of a religion shouldn’t be forced on others.

    I would prefer non halal meat for example.

  18. I am a vegetarian myself. But this ban is completely unconstitutional. Why Tuesday? Some observe no meat days on another day. The diversity in Hinduism is such that different people observe diff days of the week as no meat days. And this move will hit small shopkeepers. Who comes up with such nutty ideas? Borderline chu-topia.

    • HOW ” NO MEAT TUESDAY CAN BE WRONG ” When in many parts of country there is special self rule of one community that “”no way while we are sitting on roads for Na m az “””. People who are in a hurry to reach their destination and have to wait for Na ma zis to finish Na maz. It’s not Bhaichara at all. Why all bhaichara burden is on shoulders of Hin dus only and not on other communities Is this justified Mr Librandoos

      • I am a hindu rajpoot and non veg food is in my daily diet .In our culture goat and sheeps are given as bali to the goddess and then every body eat that meat as Prashad and this is not the culture which is originated now. If you have ever read the history or really know anything about it then you will be able to understand.
        And this ban will also affect Hindus. Food is not something to decided by the government in a democratic country. Use your brain otherwise librandu ya andhbhakt ke chakkar main hi fanse reh jaoge ur tumhari mauj neta le jayenge

        • An excellent comment Mr Singh !

          The expression “cut off one’s nose to spite the face” springs to mind!

          The losers will be Muslims and poor Hindus as the meat supply chain inextricably links Hindu suppliers of animals to Muslim abattoirs and onwards to Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christian consumers. And then you the bloody government dictating when you can buy meet and when you can’t.

          Expect black markets for meats on Tuesdays to spring up. And bribes to change hands.

        • If you have ever read the history or really know anything about it then you will be able to understand.
          We read history and know that way back people were cannibals. So do you people to revert back to cannibalism? Have you heard word PROGRESS & ENLIGHTENMENT?

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