Mahua Moitra on meat ban: Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra has reacted strongly after South Delhi Mayor Mukesh Suryan’s statement to strictly implement the decision of banning the sale of meat for nine days during the Hindu festival of Navratri .
Mahua Moitra wrote in her tweet on Wednesday, “I live in South Delhi. The constitution allows me to eat meat when I like and the shopkeeper the freedom to run his trade. Full stop.”
Significantly, South Delhi Mayor Mukesh Suryan had said that the ban on meat shops during Navratri will be strictly implemented. He claimed that the move was taken after complaints and it does not infringe upon the personal liberty of anyone.
The BJP leader had said, “During Navratri, 99% of the households in Delhi do not use garlic and onion, so we have decided that no meat shop will open in South MCD. The decision will come into effect from tomorrow. Violators will be fined.”
Suryan further said, “Keeping in view the sentiments of the public, necessary instructions may be issued to the concerned authorities to take action for closure of meat shops during the period of 9 days of Navratri festival from April 2 to April 11.”
He has come under the target of social media users after his announcement. A section of Hindus also reacted strongly by expressing their displeasure. People started criticizing the BJP mayor for the controversial move.