The Civic body has banned the slaughter of animals and the sale of meat due to Janmashtami today and tomorrow.
What’s the order? The BBMP has banned slaughterhouses and the sale of meat on Krishna Janmashtami. A circular from the Animal Husbandry department states that those within the BBMP area limits will be banned from butchering animals and selling meat.
- Due to the festival, butchers and slaughterhouses will be closed on Krishan Janmashtami. This year, it’s being celebrated on Thursday and Friday and is usually celebrated on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha in the Shraavana month every year.
- The BBMP did the same thing during Rama Navami in April. At the time, there was a lot of controversy on the Halal and Jhatka meat issue.
Previous occasions: The BBMP announced similar rules in the past for other festivals like Gandhi Jayanti, Sarvodaya Day, and Maha Shivratri. According to a BBMP official, there’s a ban on these activities for at least eight days of the year due to festivals.