Constitution allows me to eat when I like: Mahua Moitra on ‘meat ban’ | Latest News India

Omar Abdullah mentioned if majoritarianism is the logic behind the meat ban in South Delhi, then in J&Okay each non-Muslim resident or vacationer must be banned from consuming in public as Muslims don’t eat between dawn and sundown. 

Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra on Wednesday mentioned the Constitution allows her to eat meat every time she likes, the identical approach the structure allows a shopkeeper the liberty to run his commerce. The remark from the Lok Sabha MP who can be a South Delhi resident comes amid the meat ban row triggered by South Delhi Municipal Corporation mayor Mukesh Suryan’s letter demanding the closure of meat retailers within the municipal space throughout Navratri. Officials, nonetheless, mentioned they haven’t come throughout any official directive on this regard.


After the south mayor, the East Delhi mayor too requested meat retailers to shut as “most people do not consume non-vegetarian food”. Reports unhappy meat retailers in a number of markets in south Delhi remained shut on Tuesday.

The meat ban has turn out to be an even bigger political controversy with National Conference chief Omar Abdullah saying that going by the identical logic of the ‘majority’, all people in J&Okay must be banned from consuming in public throughout Ramzan. “During Ramzan, we don’t eat between sunrise and sunset. I suppose it’s OK if we ban every non-Muslim resident or tourist from eating in public, especially in the Muslim dominated areas. If majoritarianism is right for South Delhi, it has to be right for J&K (Jammu and Kashmir),” he tweeted.

Delhi BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Verma mentioned such a ban mustn’t solely be restricted to Delhi however be prolonged to the remainder of India. “Navratri festival is there with people holding fasts and worshipping the goddess. Whether it’s the Muslim community or others, they should respect it which is what our culture says. In fact, this should be implemented all over the country,” the MP mentioned.

Congress chief Salman Nizami mentioned the BJP’s transfer of banning meat in South Delhi is nothing however hypocrisy as they promise high quality beef in Northeast and Goa. “If the sale of meat is to be closed throughout Navratri, then why not ban liquor throughout the Holy month of Ramadan? If you do not eat onion or meat in Navrati’s why cease others. Is this democracy? What about our sentiments & constitutional rights!

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