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BMC revokes the ban, Mumbai can buy meat on September 13,18

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 4:26 IST

After vehement opposition from Shiv Sena Congress, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has finally revoked its meat ban.

While the BMC has revoked its meat ban on September 13 and 18, the Maharashtra government's ban on meat remains in effect for September 17.

While the Bombay High Court is hearing the mutton dealers association's plea against the four-day state government's ban on meat in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC) has revoked its meat ban.

During the hearing, the court asked, "Mumbai is a metropolitan city. Such straight ban on meat cannot be a formula. Ban is on slaughter and sale of the meat. What about other sources? What about packaged meat that is already available in the market?"

The court suggested if the Jain community had a problem with animals being slaughtered in the open and displayed in shops, a direction can be issued against it.

Both the Opposition and Sena, had alleged that the ban is aimed at polarising voters and to appease a section of society before the crucial MCGM polls in early 2017.

A similar ban has also been imposed by Mira-Bhayander and Navi Mumbai municipal corporations.

First published: 11 September 2015, 6:05 IST