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Andhra Minority Commission Questions Ban on Meat Sale During Krishna River Festival

The corporation's decision has drawn flak from traders and residents who are livid at the attempt to curb the freedom to eat.

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Updated:August 10, 2016, 12:00 PM IST
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Andhra Minority Commission Questions Ban on Meat Sale During Krishna River Festival
A butcher smokes as he waits for customers at a wholesale market. (File Photo/Reuters)
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Andhra Pradesh Minority Commission questioned the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation over its order banning meat sale for 16 days during the Krishna River festival. The Commission has asked the civic body to justify its order.

Meat vendors have also questioned the corporation's decision which they claim will hamper their earnings for over two weeks.

The corporation's decision has drawn flak from traders and residents who are livid at the attempt to curb the freedom to eat.

The corporation had said the notice has been rolled out in "ínterest of public health" and has also threatened strict action against offenders.

In 2015, Mumbai saw a similar ban on meat sale for a Jain festival.

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