Congress-run Bengaluru civic body on Tuesday announced the ban on meat sale in the IT city for Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, scheduled for 17 September.
This comes after five BJP-ruled states imposed the ban on meat sale keeping Jain festival in mind.
However, after the Bombay High Court’s strong objection, Mumbai Municipal Corporation had to withdraw its original order.
In Bengaluru, the ban for Ganesh Chaturthi was first introduced by the BJP government, but despite being in power for several years, Congress has not revoked that order.
According to the original order, other than Ganesh Chaturthi, the meat ban is also enforced on eight other occasions during the year. They include Maha Shivaratri, Mahaveer Jayanti, Ramanavami, Ambedkar Jayanti, Buddha Poornima, Krishna Janmashtami, Gandhi Jayanti and Sarvodaya Day.