The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike has issued a circular saying that the meat shops and slaughterhouses which come under its jurisdiction would remain closed on the occasion of Ram Navami, that is March 30.
The BBMP had earlier banned the sale of meat on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti and Maha Shivratri. Besides Bengaluru, governments and local civic bodies of many other states have also banned the sale and slaughter of meat in India.
Earlier this month, a section of Hindus opened jhatka meat shops in Bengaluru in response to the Halal meat. The Right Wing lobby of Hindus has been urging Hindus to not buy Halal meat during Hindu festivals.
On the occasion of the Ugadi festival, another right-wing organisation by the name of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti urged the government to ban the sale and consumption of halal meat at the Ugadi festival. Speaking against the Halal meat, Mohan Gowda, the spokesperson of the Hindu Jana Jagruti Samiti claimed that scientifically Halal meat is proven to be more harmful to health as compared to Halal. However, the studies show otherwise.