Vadodara: Municipal Corporation of Vadodara and Rajkot, bans shopkeepers and hawkers to cover non-vegetarian food, including eggs, saying an open display of the food could hurt religion sentiments.
Vadodara: The municipal Corporation of Vadodara and Rajkot, both ruled by the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). And ordered shopkeepers and hawkers to cover non-vegetarian food, including eggs, saying an open display of the food could hurt religion sentiments.
This order issued by two bodies said that non-vegetarian food on the street hurt religious sentiments of Hindus.
They added that smoke emanating from such spots was health Hazard. On Tuesday Rajkot mayor Pradip Dav passed instructions and launched.
After two day Vadodara Municipal Corporation’s (VMC) standing committee chairman Hitendra Patel on Thursday issued oral directives to the civic body to remove within 15 days all roadside non-vegetarian food stalls if they didn’t properly cover their food items.
Patel said on Friday this practice might have continued for decades but now it was time to put a stop to it. “The public display of meat, fish, eggs hurts religious sentiments. It should not be visible.”
Adding to this patel said- “The VMC’s directive was inspired by a similar instruction by Dav on November 9. “It hurts the religious sentiments of Hindus on seeing non-vegetarian food hanging when they pass by the road.”
The RMC staff has removed non-vegetarian food stalls and kiosks in Fulchhab Chowk, Limbda Chowk and Shastri Maidan in Rajkot. “We are only removing encroachments from main roads. They cause nuisance, traffic snarls and offend religious sentiments of Hindus,” said Dav.
Revenue minister Rajendra Trivedi agreed by saying: “The smoke and smell emanating from these non-vegetarian stalls is a health hazard for passers-by.”
Leader of Opposition in the VMC, Ami Rawat, said, “No political party or government can decide who should eat what and where…”
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Most Gujaratis are not vegetarian anymore. All Gujaratis were never vegetarian .That is a mis conception. Gujarati households may be vegetarian That’s our hypocrisy but ppl eat non vegetarian foods outside homes. https://t.co/ZTmVhen5Ci
— Deepal.Trivedi #VoI. (@DeepalTrevedie) July 27, 2020