Constitution allows eating meat whenever it wants: Mahua Moitra on ban on meat during Navratri

Published: Publish Date – 01:30 PM, Wed – 6 Apr 22

new Delhi: Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra on Wednesday hit out at the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) for shutting down meat shops during the nine-day period of Navratri festival and said the Constitution allows them to eat meat and shopkeepers. Is. Freedom to run your business.

His statement comes in the midst of a meat ban controversy that erupted after South Delhi Municipal Corporation Mayor Mukesh Suryan’s letter had demanded the closure of meat shops in the municipal corporation area during Navratri.

“I live in South Delhi. The constitution allows me to eat meat whenever I want and gives the shopkeeper the freedom to run his business. Full stop,” the TMC MP said in a tweet.

Earlier on Monday, SDMC Mayor Mukkesh Suryan said that licenses to run meat shops will be issued if they agree not to run meat shops during Navratri festival in future.

Meanwhile, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation also ordered the authorities concerned to take action to shut down meat shops during the nine-day period of Navratri festival being observed from April 2 to April 11.

The mayor told that he has also written a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to withdraw the exemption on liquor during Navratri and if possible stop the sale of liquor for nine days.

Along with this, the East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) also announced the closure of meat shops on the last three days of Navratri i.e. Saptami (seventh day), Ashtami (eighth day) and Navami (ninth day).

Notably, the nine-day Navratri festival is being celebrated from April 2 to April 11, with Saptami, Ashtami and Navami falling on 9, 10 and 11 April respectively.