The Bombay High Court today stayed the ban on sale of meat in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Earlier the Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had took on the streets for protesting over the ban on sale of meat during the Jain community festival Paryushan.
The court allowed the sale of meat, but said it would not interfere with the closure of abattoirs.
Last week, the controversial four-day meat ban was imposed in Mumbai for the Jain festival, which Shiv Sena vowed that it will allow no such restriction and Raj Thackeray's MNS party workers had openly sold meat in Dadar area of Mumbai.
Slamming Jains for their insistence on banning sale of meat during their festival Paryushan, the Shiv Sena had said that the community's stance on practicing non-violence comes as a surprise now as they purportedly supported violence during the 1993 riots in the city.
The party accused the Jains of doing a volte-face for altering their position on "non-violence".