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Bombay HC stays Maharashtra govt ban on sale of meat on Sep 17

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today passed an order staying the ban on sale of meat on September 17 in the city.The court, however, refused to interfere with the ban on slaughter of animals on
India TV News Desk September 14, 2015 17:41 IST
India TV News Desk

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today passed an order staying the ban on sale of meat on September 17 in the city.

The court, however, refused to interfere with the ban on slaughter of animals on that day.

The state government had last week reduced the ban from four days to only one more day, September 17.

The ban on the slaughter and sale of meat for a Jain festival of fasting known as 'Paryushan', had been opposed by many political parties.

The ban was opposed not just by opposition parties but also the ruling BJP's ally Shiv Sena.

Sena had said that it would ensure that meat was openly sold and eaten in Mumbai on the days of the ban.

The ban during the Jain fast was introduced in 1994 by the then Congress government. Ten years later, the two-day ban was extended to four days.