SDMC proposes ban on display of 'non-veg' food in open

Henrietta Strickland
December 28, 2017

"We do not find any rationale behind a move to prohibit display of only non-vegetarian food outside shops or restaurants", PTI quoted Aggarwal as saying.

In the past, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath ordered a ban of the closure of Uttar Pradesh's illegal slaughterhouses which left many jobless and resulted in a slowdown of Meat packaging, leather and livestock industries.

Rai said that the move was proposed to "maintain hygiene and to respect peoples' sentiments since not everyone eats non-vegetarian food".

The resolution to ban non-veg food at open stalls outside eateries was moved by councillors Raj Dutt and seconded by Nandini Sharma.

"As per instructions of the monitoring committee, the building department of the south zone of the SDMC sealed Ramaya Farm, being used for organising social functions", the SMDC said in a statement.

A senior AAP leader reacted to the SDMC proposal, he said, "Right now, the BJP is attempting to polarise sentiments. He may accept or reject it", he added.

The proposal is reported to come up for confirmation in the next session of the house on January 3.

"If restaurant owners are found displaying non-vegetarian items in public, action against them should be taken as per the municipal law", the proposal stated, according to HT.

Once that is done, it will take a couple of months before this policy is fully formed in accordance with the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act. The Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor said that the objective behind this move was public health and maintained that there would be no restrictions on the sale of non-vegetarian food.

"If contamination of food is the concern then why keep vegetarian food and snacks out of this order?"

The proposal has sent the political temperatures in the national capital soaring.

Abhishek Dutt, Congress councillor and leader of his party in the SDMC house, described the move as interference in people's personal lives. Just because the BJP has a majority in the House it can not make such dictatorial decisions.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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