Bengaluru civic physique bars sale of meat, animal killing on Janmashtami | Bengaluru

The Bengaluru civic physique on Wednesday issued an order prohibiting animal slaughter and sale of meat amid celebrations for Krishna Janmashtami. A round – issued by the Animal Husbandry division – stated that each one slaughter homes “throughout the BBMP space limits can be banned from butchering animals and promoting meat”. The identical rule will apply to retail shops too.

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Slaughter homes and butcher retailers “will stay closed on the event of Janmashtami,” the round stated.

The BBMP circular from the Animal Husbandry Department.
The BBMP round from the Animal Husbandry Division.

This yr’s Janmashtami is being celebrated on Thursday and Friday. Janmashtami is widely known on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha within the Shraavana month yearly, which normally falls in August or September of the Gregorian calendar.

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The most recent BBMP order comes after the same one was handed throughout Rama Navami time in April, when Karnataka was witnessing the Halal versus Jhatka meat row. The 2 differ in the best way the animal is slaughtered. The Halal meat is most popular by the Muslim group; nonetheless, some say it is the extra torturous methodology for the slaughter of the 2. The southern state has witnessed a number of related controversies within the current previous.

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The BBMP is thought for asserting such guidelines on a number of events, similar to Basava Jayanti, Maha Shivratri, Gandhi Jayanti, Sarvodaya Day and different non secular occasions. A BBMP official had earlier advised Hindustan Occasions that there’s a blanket ban on these practices not less than eight days a yr on numerous events.

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