The municipality of Mumbai led by the Hindu nationalist right has forbidden people to eat mutton, due to a religious festival celebrated by the Jains. Beef meat was already banned in recent months.
Every time a new ban is announced by the government in India, everybody is laughing at it. The information website Firstpost.com was the best, Wednesday, September 9, to ridicule the latest decision of the Municipality of Bombay.
Taking for alibi the feast of Paryushana that the Jain community will celebrate the 11 to 18 September and during which 10 million believers worldwide must fast, the economic capital of India has decided to ban the entire population mutton consumption 10, 13, 17 and 18 September. The beef, he is already banned since recent months.
An initiative of Narendra Modi’s party
“Thanks to (elected officials) who allow us to eat chicken, eggs and onions,” said the journalist Deepanjana Pal, who remind that “Jains do not consume meat, eggs or roots or honey, or milk products nor alcohol “…
It is the Indian People’s Party (BJP, the Hindu nationalist) which is at the origin of this amazing generalization. “The fish remains in sale without problems because when the fisherman take him out of the sea, he is already dead, while cutting meat in a butcher shop show clearly an intention to take the life of the animal “ claimed the Premier Training Narendra Modi.
“No one has explained to the Jains that before being dead, also fish are alive,” quipped columnist Firstpost.com which console himself by recalling that the holy city of Rishikesh, close to the source of the Gange, banned eggs in 2004. “Not for one day, or four days, but forever.”