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Meat sale banned in Ghaziabad during Navratri: What the shopkeepers say

Local shopkeepers expressed their apprehensions over banning the sale of meat and asked why liquor shops are allowed to open.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk Ghaziabad Updated on: April 02, 2022 21:49 IST
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Image of a meat shop in Ghaziabad

Highlights

  • Ghaziabad Mayor on Saturday notified that sale of meat during Navratri has been banned.
  • Meat and liquor are different, they can't be equated with each other, said the Mayor.
  • Local shopkeepers expressed their apprehensions over banning sale of meat, and not liqour shops.

Ghaziabad Mayor on Saturday notified that sale of meat during Navratri has been banned. 

Speaking to news agency ANI today, Mayor Asha Sharma said, "Meat and liquor are different, they can't be equated with each other. It is related to religious sentiments. It happens every time that during Navratri, raw meat cannot be sold in the vicinity of the temple."

Local shopkeepers expressed their apprehensions over banning the sale of meat and asked why liquor shops are allowed to open.

Speaking to ANI, a local shopkeeper said, "This is for the first time that meat shops are shut during Navratri in Ghaziabad. Liquor shops are opened and meat shops are asked to shut down. Our source of income has stopped. We will incur losses of thousands of rupees. We have meat products worth lakhs kept in our shops."

Chaitra Navratri festivities commenced on Saturday. The nine-day festivities begin on April 2 and will go on till April 11. Each day is dedicated to a different form of Goddess Durga, worshipping the power and qualities that each avatar represents.

(with ANI inputs)

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