RAIPUR: Notwithstanding the widespread criticism over Maharashtra government's decision, which has been implemented by Rajasthan also, to ban sale of meat during 'Paryushan' festival of the Jain community, the Chhattisgarh government on Thursday not only decided to follow suit but extended the duration to eight days in order to include the Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.
According to a government spokesperson, all the slaughterhouses and meat shops would remain closed from September 10 to 17 for the Jain 'Paryushan' Parv and Ganesh Chaturthi. Incidentally, the Chhattisgarh government has been imposing ban on sale of meat during 'Paryushan' since 2011.
The order, issued on Friday, stated that action would be taken against those found violating the ban. Officials said directions have been issued to health and police officers to ensure implementation of the ban.
Source - times of india