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Mira-Bhayandar civic body bans sale of meat during Paryushan

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Thane: The Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has banned the sale of meat for 8 days during the fasting period of the Jain this month.

The decision was taken through a resolution passed by the general body of the corporation on Friday to ban the sale of meat and closure of abattoirs during ‘Paryushan’ – fasting observed by the Jain community – from September 11-18.

“The general body had passed the resolution suo-moto to ban the sale of meat and closure of meat shops during the period of fast by Jains,” MBMC Commissioner Achyut Hange said.

As per the resolution, slaughter of animals will not be allowed under the Mira Bhayander limits between September 11 and 28.

A meeting has been called to discuss the matter with all stakeholders on Monday, the officer, said, adding police will also attend the meeting.

The resolution was moved by BJP corporaor Dinesh Jain, in which the BJP got 29 votes in favour of the resolution, while the ruling party’s ally Shiv Sena voted against it, along with the Congress and NCP.

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