The Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) has banned the sale and storage of meat, fish and mutton and slaughterhouses, which remain closed on the four Mondays in the month of Shravan as well as the Hindu festival of Janmashtami – all from August 1 to 22 Arrive in the middle of August. – To “respect the spirit of Hindus” in its jurisdiction.
“Keeping in view the coming Mondays of the month of Shravan, in view of ‘Janmashtami’ falling on 01/08/2022, 08/08/2022, 15/08/2022 and 22/08/2022 as well as 08/2022, it is ordered that all the slaughterhouses falling under the jurisdiction of Rajkot Municipal Corporation shall remain closed as well as the sale and storage of meat, fish and mutton shall be prohibited on these days,” Municipal Commissioner Amit Arora said in a statement. Notification Saturday. It directed the agencies concerned to ensure strict implementation and warned of action against violators under the Gujarat Provincial Municipal Corporation Act, 1948.
The municipal commissioner’s notification mentions a letter from the state government’s urban development and urban housing department from 1985.
Rajkot Mayor Pradeep Dao said on Monday that the civic body issues such notification every year, stating that the RMC is only following the orders of the state government. “We are following the instructions of the state government by issuing such notification every year,” Dao said, adding, “On Mondays of the month of Shravan, Hindus take out processions and organize religious festivals. Meat and slaughterhouses May hurt their religious sentiments and hence, these days these establishments are ordered to be closed.We ask these establishments to remain closed even during Paryushan as non-violence is one of the tenets of Jainism.