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Meat ban in South Delhi for Navratri sparks row

Asaduddin Owaisi

Photo : ANI

New Delhi:

Asaduddin Owaisi

, the AIMIM chief and Hyderabad MP, has snubbed the order banning


retailers in

South Delhi



and requested if non-Muslims could be barred from eating in public during



During Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, Muslims internationally quick from daybreak to nightfall.

“During Ramzan we don’t eat between sunrise & sunset. I suppose it’s OK if we ban every non-Muslim resident or tourist from eating in public, especially in the Muslim dominated areas. If majoritarianism is right for South Delhi, it has to be right for J&K,” he wrote on Twitter, reacting to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) mayor’s course.

During Ramzan we don’t eat between dawn & sundown. I suppose it’s OK if we ban each non-Muslim resident or touri… t.co/dtJMFxj5s2

— ANI (@ANI) Apr 5, 2022

SDMC mayor Mukesh Suryan stated on Monday that meat retailers won’t be allowed to open during Navratri until April 11, and requested the municipal commissioner to make sure strict adherence to his directive.

In a letter to SDMC Commissioner, the mayor stated, “Religious beliefs and sentiments of devotees are affected” after they come throughout meat retailers or need to bear the foul scent of meat on their solution to provide day by day prayers to goddess Durga during Navratri.

Delhi BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma backed the SDMC mayor’s course for closure of meat retailers during Navratri, and stated such restriction must be imposed everywhere in the nation.

Verma, who represents West Delhi Lok Sabha seat, additionally appealed the Muslims to not be influenced by ”provocative” statements of leaders like Owaisi and present respect to the Hindu competition.

“If other communities respect the Hindu festival and welcome the decision, we will also show respect when their festivals will be celebrated,” he stated.

“Navratri festival is there with people holding fasts and worshipping the goddess. Whether its Muslim community or others, they should respect it which is what our culture says,” Verma advised reporters, PTI reported.

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